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Learn about eCQI resources and connect with the community of professionals who are dedicated to clinical quality improvement for better health

Getting Started

A gentle introduction to understanding eCQI and this Resource Center

eCQMs

The who, what, when, where, and why of eCQMs

Education

A selection of educational materials and resources to broaden your eCQI knowledge

Latest News

Jan 18 2017

BONNIE Version 1.6.0 Release

Bonnie is a tool for testing electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) designed to support streamlined and efficient pre-testing of eCQMs, particularly those used in CMS quality incentive programs. This release adds the Measure History functionality. Measure History enables users to see how test case calculations change as the measure version changes. New capabilities that a user will see include:

  • An upload summary after a new version of a measure has been uploaded. This will show how many test cases’ calculations changed and which... Read more

Jan 18 2017

QRDA eCQM Submission Customer Satisfaction Survey

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) would like to know more about your experience(s) submitting Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I files containing electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs).  Whether your comments are in regards to submitting test or production files for the Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) Program, your feedback is very important to CMS to improve the process.

The survey is intended for hospital or vendor staff members responsible for submitting QRDA Category I files to CMS on the hospital’s behalf for quality reporting.  Survey... Read more

Jan 17 2017

CMS announces eCQM Submission Deadline Extension to March 13, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. PT for CY 2016 Reporting and Intent to Modify 2017 eCQM Reporting Requirements under the IQR and EHR Incentive Programs for Hospitals

CY 2016 eCQM Reporting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is notifying eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and/or the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs of a deadline extension. The extension is for the submission of electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) data for the Calendar Year (CY) 2016 reporting period, pertaining to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 payment determination. The deadline has been changed from Tuesday, February 28, 2017, to Monday,... Read more

Jan 06 2017

Now available: Updated electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) value sets for 2017 performance/reporting period

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) have published an addendum to the 2016 eCQM specifications (published in April 2016). This addendum updates relevant International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 Clinical Modification (CM) and Procedure Coding System (PCS) eCQM value sets for the 2017 performance year. These changes affect electronic reporting of eCQMs for the following programs:

  • The Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program
  • The Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program for eligible... Read more

Jan 04 2017

CMS, AHRQ, and ONC Integrate eCQI Resource Center with USHIK

CMS, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and ONC have integrated the... Read more

Dec 29 2016

Now Available – Technical QRDA-III Instructions for CY 2017 Eligible Clinician Reporting Programs (Version 0.1)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published Version 0.1 of the 2017 CMS Implementation Guide for Quality Reporting Document Architecture Category III (QRDA-III) Eligible Clinician Programs with schematrons and sample files. As CMS continues to build the submission portal for eligible clinician reporting, ongoing testing and feedback from stakeholders is essential. As part of this process, we encourage our partners and stakeholders to utilize these tools and provide feedback on an ongoing basis. We have made the guide, schematrons and sample files available for a... Read more

Upcoming Events

Jan 24 2017

Pioneers in Quality™: Kickoff to Hospital eCQM Reporting in 2017

The Joint Commission will kick off the year for the Pioneers in Quality program on Tuesday, January 24th. Continuing the eCQM conversation, this webinar will provide participants with actionable information regarding eCQM reporting in 2017. For this session,The Joint Commission has collaborated with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and its contractors to discuss key technical updates impacting electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting in 2017.

Jan 26 2017

Cooking with CQL: or How to Incorporate CQL into HQMF for eCQMs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invites you to a “Cooking with Clinical Quality Language (CQL): or How to Incorporate CQL into Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) for Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs)” webinar.  Each Cooking with CQL session will feature a specific topic, walk through how to express measures using CQL and provide an interactive opportunity for measure developers.

Jan 30 2017

IQR-EHR Incentive Program Alignment Outreach and Education Webinar: Question and Answer Session I – CY 2016 eCQM Reporting

This Outreach and Education webinar for participants in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program is scheduled for Monday, January 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Feb 15 2017

QDM User Group Webinar

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Feb 28 2017

3Q 2016 or 4Q 2016 eCQM Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program Submission Deadline

3Q 2016 or Fourth Quarter (4Q) 2016 eCQM (electronic Clinical Quality Measures) submission through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Receiving System for Quality Reporting Data Architecture (QRDA) Category I Production Files is open through the deadline of February 28, 2017.
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Mar 15 2017

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Apr 19 2017

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May 17 2017

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Jun 21 2017

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Jul 19 2017

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