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Latest News

Jun 22 2017

CMS Proposes Quality Payment Program updates to increase flexibility and reduce burdens

Proposed rule aims to simplify reporting requirements and offer support for doctors and clinicians in 2018.

Today (June 20, 2017), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule that would make changes in...

Jun 21 2017

CMS Deadline Approaching – MIPS Performance Categories

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Annual Call for Measures and Activities for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) is open until June 30, 2017. CMS is encouraging clinicians,...

Jun 16 2017

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2017 Measures under Consideration (MUC) New Materials Available

The April 2017 education and outreach webinar series of four meetings (Measures under Consideration Kickoff, Measurement Needs & Priorities, and the two open forum sessions) are now available at the CMS Pre-Rulemaking web site...

Jun 16 2017

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Issues Technical Instructions for QRDA Category I Submissions for eCQM Reporting to the Hospital IQR and the Medicare EHR Incentive Programs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued technical guidance for vendors on how to correctly submit Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I files electronically using QRDA templates for the Encounter Order/Performed, Diagnosis, Device Order, and Transfer...

Jun 16 2017

Now Available: Quality Data Model (QDM) v5.3

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the latest changes to the Quality Data Model (QDM) specification, version 5.3, for use with Clinical Quality Language (CQL). Support for these features and...

Jun 15 2017

Announcement – Testing Opportunity: Health IT Safety eCQM

The purpose of this announcement is to provide notification that The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is currently looking for hospitals to help with initial qualitative testing activities of their health information technology safety measure this summer...

Jun 13 2017

NLM released VSAC update version 2.14.0 on June 09, 2017

NEW: C-CDA R2.1 Value Sets Available

  • Now available: the VSAC publication and downloadable files of the HL7 Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) R2.1 value sets, authored by the HL7 Terminology group.
  • In the VSAC Downloads tab, select the “C-CDA...

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Upcoming Events

  • Jun
    3:00pm EDT

    The Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support Learning Network is hosting our first online Open Forum on Thursday June 29th from 3-4pm EST

    We’ll seed the conversation with brief overviews by leaders in Patient-Centered CDS about their efforts:

    • Marc S. Williams, MD;...
  • Jul
    2:30pm EDT

    The QDM User Group responds to requests for additional clarification or content from measure developers and others submitting information to the ONC JIRA tracking system QDM section. The next QDM User Group...

  • Jul
    1:00pm EDT

    The Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support Learning Network is excited to invite you to our July webinar introducing, CDS Connect: A Patient-Centered CDS Authoring Tool and Rules Library. Please register using the link below.

    CDS Connect: A Patient-...

  • Jul
    4:00pm EDT

    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. The Cooking with CQL series provides an...

  • Aug
    (All day)

    Theme: Realizing the Potential of Patient Centered Clinical Decision Support (PCCDS)

    Hotel: Hyatt Crystal City

    Date: October 3-4, 2017 (4th is for Advisory Council and Steering Committee members only)