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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 QRDA IGs

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The CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Implementation Guides (IGs) are based on the HL7 QRDA IGs. CMS's QRDA Category I IG is used for Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR), and CMS's QRDA Category III IG is used for the Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals Programs that address aggregate reporting requirements for Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) programs.

HL7 QRDA Cat I IG

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The HL7 Quality Reporting Document Architecture Category I Implementation Guide (HL7 QRDA I IG) describes constraints on HL7's Clinical Document Architecture Release 2 (CDA R2) to create a QRDA I document. QRDA Category I is for reporting quality data at the individual patient level.

HL7 QRDA Cat III IG

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The HL7 Quality Reporting Document Architecture Category III Implementation Guide (HL7 QRDA III IG) describes constraints on HL7's Clinical Document Architecture Release 2 (CDA R2) to create a QRDA III document. QRDA Category III is for reporting aggregated quality measure data.

Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA)

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The Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) is a standard document format for the exchange of electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data.