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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

Mon 26 Sep

Updated Pre-Submission Validation Application (PSVA) Tool Now Available - September 23, 2016

The Pre-Submission Validation Application (PSVA) tool assists hospitals and their vendors to identify and correct errors within their Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I files prior to data submission to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data receiving system.  An updated version of the PSVA Tool (1.2) is available for download from the Secure File Exchange area of the QualityNet Secure Portal September 23, 2016.

In response to user requests for... Read more

Mon 26 Sep

QRDA Category I File Errors – CONF CMS_0060 and CONF CMS_0062

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data receiving system for Calendar Year 2016 reporting is experiencing an increase in Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I test files with the CMS_0060 and CMS_0062 conformance statements. Conformance statements, commonly referred to as CONF or validation statements, are generated by the CMS data receiving system to explain to the data submitter the reasons why files are unable to be processed. The information below references the CONF CMS_0060 and CONF CMS_0062 error messages for the identified problems with the... Read more

Sat 24 Sep

Hospital Quality Reporting Release 10.2

We are pleased to announce the release of Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) 10.2. This release includes modifications to Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR), Electronic Health Record (EHR), Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP), Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR), and Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) programs and initiatives, which are detailed below. It is now available on... Read more

Tue 20 Sep

VSAC 2.11.6 Release Notes

NLM released VSAC update version 2.11.6 on September 14, 2016

NEW: CDC Race and Ethnicity Code Set Roll-up Code Supplement File (VSAC Download tab)

In support of the 2015 Edition Common Clinical Data Set, this value set supplement file allows systems to discover the appropriate "roll-up" race code, given a detailed race code from the CDCREC Race & Ethnicity Code System (Code System OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.6.238). This code system has a hierarchical structure wherein all the detailed specific... Read more

Mon 19 Sep

2016 Change Review Process (CRP) for eCQMs

The 2016 Change Review Process (CRP) for electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) is now underway on the JIRA CQM project. The goal of the CRP is to work with eCQM implementers to determine the impact of an update, while minimizing provider and health IT vendor burden in the collection, capture, calculation, and reporting of eCQMs.  For 2016, stakeholders will have the opportunity to review and comment on proposed changes to the eCQM specifications through the JIRA website. To participate in the CRP, users must have a JIRA account.  Users can sign up for an account... Read more

Mon 19 Sep

Cypress v3:3.0.1 Patch Release

The Cypress eCQM certificaiton testing tool has released a new patch. The installation and upgrade instructions are available on the wiki. Changelog for the release is below:

Bug Fixes

&#8226                       Ordinality location incorrect for 2015 Measures

&#8226                       Support for "Device Applied,... Read more

Wed 14 Sep

Upgrading Java Version in preparation for Updated Pre-Submission Validation Application (PSVA) Tool Available late September 2016

The Pre-Submission Validation Application (PSVA) Tool assists hospitals and their vendors to identify and correct errors within their Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I files prior to data submission to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) data receiving system.  An updated version of the PSVA Tool (1.2) will be available for download from the Secure File Exchange area of the QualityNet Secure Portal beginning late September, 2016.

In preparation... Read more

Thu 01 Sep

eCQM Receiving System Accepting Production Files Beginning October 1, 2016

On October 1, 2016,the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) data receiving system will begin accepting production file submissions for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.  Submissions must be in Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I file format and sent through the QualityNet Secure Portal. The CMS data receiving system will remain open for QRDA I file submissions until the CY 2016 reporting period submission deadline on... Read more

Upcoming Events

Sep 30 2016

Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program IQR Outreach and Education September 30, 2016, webinar: Unlocking the Secrets of the Question and Answer (Q&A) Site

This Outreach and Education webinar for participants in the IQR is scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2016.

The webinar, titled Unlocking the Secrets of the Question and Answer (Q&A) Site will be presented by Harold N. Hicks III, Q&A Site System Administrator, Hospital Outpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VOQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor.

Oct 11 2016

Cypress Testing Tool "Tech Talk"

Bi-weekly Cypress "Tech Talk" call is held to review issues that arise when using the Cypress testing tool which verifies appropriate Electronic Health Record (EHRs) and EHR modules calculation of electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). 

In order to help ensure that these calls are meeting your needs, you are invited to submit your questions to the Cypress Talk List on the Friday prior to each planned call. 

Oct 19 2016

QDM User Group Webinar

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Oct 25 2016

Cypress Testing Tool "Tech Talk"

Bi-weekly Cypress "Tech Talk" call is held to review issues that arise when using the Cypress testing tool which verifies appropriate Electronic Health Record (EHRs) and EHR modules calculation of electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). 

In order to help ensure that these calls are meeting your needs, you are invited to submit your questions to the Cypress Talk List on the Friday prior to each planned call. 

Nov 08 2016

Cypress Testing Tool "Tech Talk"

Bi-weekly Cypress "Tech Talk" call is held to review issues that arise when using the Cypress testing tool which verifies appropriate Electronic Health Record (EHRs) and EHR modules calculation of electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). 

In order to help ensure that these calls are meeting your needs, you are invited to submit your questions to the Cypress Talk List on the Friday prior to each planned call. 

Nov 16 2016

QDM User Group Webinar

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Nov 22 2016

Cypress Testing Tool "Tech Talk"

Bi-weekly Cypress "Tech Talk" call is held to review issues that arise when using the Cypress testing tool which verifies appropriate Electronic Health Record (EHRs) and EHR modules calculation of electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). 

In order to help ensure that these calls are meeting your needs, you are invited to submit your questions to the Cypress Talk List on the Friday prior to each planned call. 

Dec 06 2016

Cypress Testing Tool "Tech Talk"

Bi-weekly Cypress "Tech Talk" call is held to review issues that arise when using the Cypress testing tool which verifies appropriate Electronic Health Record (EHRs) and EHR modules calculation of electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). 

In order to help ensure that these calls are meeting your needs, you are invited to submit your questions to the Cypress Talk List on the Friday prior to each planned call. 

Dec 20 2016

Cypress Testing Tool "Tech Talk"

Bi-weekly Cypress "Tech Talk" call is held to review issues that arise when using the Cypress testing tool which verifies appropriate Electronic Health Record (EHRs) and EHR modules calculation of electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). 

In order to help ensure that these calls are meeting your needs, you are invited to submit your questions to the Cypress Talk List on the Friday prior to each planned call. 

Dec 21 2016

QDM User Group Webinar

NOTE: Participants are not required to register for this meeting. 

 

JOIN WEBEX MEETING

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