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New eCQI Resource Center Search Capability


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.

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

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eCQI Resource Center Summer Updates


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

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EP Measure Logic Flows

Enhanced Measure Detail (on EP and EH measure pages)

  • Measure scoring
  • Type
  • Improvement notation and guidance
  • Measure Logic Flows (EP…

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 - search for solicitation # 2017-RFI-CDS-0001.

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


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.

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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.

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Reminder: 2015 PQRS Data Submission Deadlines are This Month


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to remind you that the 2015 PQRS data submission deadlines are as follows:

  • EHR Direct or Data Submission Vendor (QRDA I or III)  - 3/11/16
  • Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QRDA III)  - 3/11/16
  • Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) Web Interface  - 3/11/16
  • Qualified Registries (Registry XML)   - 3/31/16
  • QCDRs (QCDR XML)  - 3/31/16

For each deadline listed above, the submission ends at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). CMS…


QRDA eCQM Submission Customer Satisfaction Survey


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) would like to know more about your experience(s) submitting Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) for your hospital’s participation in the Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) program.  Your feedback is very important.  Help CMS to improve the submission process.

All survey answers are anonymous and will help CMS to evaluate and improve your data submission experience.  The survey will take approximately 5–10 minutes to complete.  Your response to the survey is requested no later than close…