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eCQI Tools & Key Resources

Tools & Resources

The eCQM Informational Tools, Resources and Collaboration (InfoTRAC) referenced in this section are openly available and are provided for stakeholder use. They provide a foundation for the development, implementation, reporting, help, and feedback of quality measures and their improvement.

Diagram of the eCQM lifecycle showing the progression through the stages of development, implementation, reporting, and help & feedback then returning to development for maintenance.

Find the Tools and Resources You Need

You can browse and search all of the tools and resources by visiting the eCQI Tools and Resources Library.
The standards and tools versions listed for each reporting/performance period are the versions used to create and/or support the implementation of the specific reporting/performance period specifications. Newer versions of the standards and tools may be available, but were not used in the development of the reporting/performance period listed.

The eCQM tools and resources provide a foundation for the development, testing, certification, publication, implementation, reporting, and continuous evaluation of quality measures and their improvement. You can refine the tool list by selecting a category of interest and/or a role that best describes your needs, or you can also click a specific tool from the list below to view additional details.

CMS QualityNet Data Receiving Systems Edits Document

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The eCQM Data Receiving System Edits Document provides a list of all the error messages and system edits generated by the CMS data receiving system, via the Quality-Net Secure Portal, for the current reporting period when test and production Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I patient-level files are submitted to the CMS Quality-Net Secure Portal.

QRDA Category I files are submitted by hospitals to fulfill a portion of the aligned mandatory electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting requirements for the CMS Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Promoting Interoperability Programs. Hospitals reporting on eCQMs are encouraged to use this resource to support successful reporting.

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Measure Authoring Tool (MAT)

For  recent and upcoming MAT training, go to the MAT Training and Resources page. See the Links box in the upper right side for the most recent MAT training webinars, and for upcoming training, scroll to the Upcoming Educational Events section.

Measure Collaboration Workspace

Pre-Submission Validation Application (PSVA)

Value Set Authority Center (VSAC)