eCQI News

News stories related to eCQI.

On April 28, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) fiscal year (FY) 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Proposed Rule published in the Federal Register (82 FR 19796). The FY 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule initially went on display at the Office of the Federal Register Public Inspection Desk on April 14, 2017.

You may access the FY 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule (direct link) at the following web address by…

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This Outreach and Education webinar for participants in the IQR Program is scheduled for Thursday, May 04, 2017.

The webinar, titled IQR Program: FY 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule, will be presented by Grace Im, JD, MPH, Program Lead, Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Delia Houseal PhD, MPH, End State Renal Disease, Quality Improvement Program Lead; and Elizabeth Bainger DNP…

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The eCQI Resource Center now includes a more powerful keyword-based search capability. The system now searches all of the content and documents on the site and allows users to filter the search results by type, date, function, user level, etc. Search results are now ranked by relevance, allowing users to find what they want more quickly. Other advanced features include requiring and disallowing keywords, phrase searching, and wildcards.

The Search feature found on the upper right-hand corner of each page on the eCQI Resource Center.

Providers and those individuals and organizations involved in electronic clinical quality improvement (eCQI) activities are encouraged to visit…

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It has been a busy summer for the eCQI Resource Center team.  We invite users to view, use, and provide feedback at ecqi-resource-center@hhs.gov on recently added functionality.  Check out new content and features:

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Engage with eCQI page

EP Measure Logic Flows

Enhanced Measure Detail (on EP and EH measure pages)

  • Measure scoring
  • Type
  • Improvement notation and guidance
  • Measure Logic Flows (EP…
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeks to help improve adherence to clinical guidelines and information flow between public health and healthcare entities. CDC is seeking input in a Request for Information (RFI) to better understand the challenges and opportunities for public health, and in particular the CDC, can positively impact clinical decision making. 

You can find the RFI at https://www.fbo.gov/ - search for solicitation # 2017-RFI-CDS-0001.

Questions about the RFI are due by 2 PM on January 6, 2016, via email to…

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Engage with the eCQI Community

 

The federal government and private stakeholders provide opportunities for stakeholders to actively engage in eCQI efforts through open meetings, public comment periods, expert panels, and educational events. Visit the Engage in eCQI page for a recently updated list of opportunities to become involved.

In response to provider need, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed the CY 2016 Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) – Electronic Health Record (EHR) Alignment Preparation Checklist  for eCQM Reporting – QRDA I File Testing Instructions.  We hope that you will find it useful as you outline the steps needed to prepare for the submission of eCQM test file data.

The QualityNet…

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