The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) engages measure developers, implementers, and end users in implementing Clinical Quality Language (CQL), Quality Data Model (QDM), and Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standards in the effort to harmonize standards between electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) and clinical decision support (CDS). The Health Level Seven International (HL7) CQL is an authoring language standard that replaces the logic previously defined in the Quality Data Model (QDM) beginning with the eCQMs implemented in calendar year 2019. HL7 FHIR is a next generation exchange framework being adopted by the healthcare community to advance interoperability.
The monthly Cooking with CQL series provides an interactive environment for measure developers featuring open discussion from subject matter experts on CQL and FHIR and show examples on how to express eCQMs using CQL and FHIR and how QDM concepts can be represented using FHIR resources.
REQUEST FOR MEASURE EXAMPLES:
CMS and ESAC, Inc. are looking for examples of eCQMs you have trouble expressing in CQL and FHIR and concepts that need to be explained for upcoming Cooking with CQL webinar sessions. We ask that the examples are packaged as much as possible as isolated units without needing to refer to any outside content. This will help us avoid any potential intellectual property issues with measure content.
Please contact ESAC, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org to send questions or examples you would like to see expressed in CQL in an upcoming Cooking with CQL session.