Letter to CMS Supporting Immunization Quality Measures

The Association of Immunization Managers (AIM), representing the 64 federally‐funded state, territorial and local public health immunization awardees, strongly supports the use of immunization quality measures in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program.

Specifically, AIM supports the inclusion of the influenza immunization measure (IMM‐2) into the Hospital Value Based Purchasing (VBP) Program and the continued inclusion of the pneumococcal immunization measure (IMM‐1) in the Hospital IQR Program. Immunization measures provide a platform to maintain and increase immunization rates, and provide a mechanism for hospital providers to routinely assess and vaccinate their patients. Immunization measures in hospitals also provide an important incentive to vaccinate high‐risk patients, like those with underlying conditions and chronic diseases.

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