eCQM News

The Brief Guide to 2015 Edition Certification for electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) describes the timeline supporting Cypress v3 releases for the 2015 Edition certification rule and related program and measure milestones, certification best practices, and frequently asked questions. 

Did you miss our webinar on Innovations in the Use of Electronic Health Data for eMeasurement and Quality Improvement? ONC hosted a roundtable discussion on opportunities to foster innovation in electronic data exchange for eMeasurement and quality improvement. National thought leaders shared their experiences and insights about innovative approaches.…

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In response to provider need, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed and posted updated resources to assist with the reporting of calendar year (CY) 2017 electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals. These documents include:

  • CY 2017 Available eCQMs
  • CY 2017 eCQM Overview
  • CY 2017 Preparation Checklists for Test and Production Files…
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted the draft 2018 Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Implementation Guide (IG) for Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) in JIRA (ticket number QRDA-514). The deadline to submit a public comment on the 2018 CMS QRDA HQR IG is Monday, May 22nd, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET. A JIRA account is required to submit a formal comment, and information on how to set up…

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VSAC 2.13.2 Release Notes

 

User Interface Tooltips

NLM added many tooltips throughout the VSAC application to help users understand searching, retrieving, authoring and publishing value sets in VSAC. 

Code System Information for Value Sets

A code system column was added in the VSAC user interface for the grouping members section of Value Set Details in Search Value Sets.  The code system column to be adjacent to the value set name column in all user interface value set tables.  Also added was code system information to the metadata section of Value Set Details in the Search Value Sets tab, as…

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CMS posted the 2017 annual update for eCQMs for CY 2018 reporting for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and CY 2018 performance for Eligible Professionals (EPs) and Eligible Clinicians on May 5, 2017. The updated eCQMs are fully specified.  Measures will not be eligible for 2018 reporting unless and until they are proposed and finalized through notice-and-comment rulemaking for each applicable quality reporting programs.

CMS updates the specifications annually to align with current clinical guidelines and code systems so they remain relevant and…

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data receiving system in the QualityNet Secure Portal is now open.  The data receiving system is accepting submissions of Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I test and production files for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs Calendar Year (CY) 2017/Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 electronic reporting requirements.  The system was updated to accept QRDA Category I test and production files utilizing the CY 2017 requirements.

The Pre-…

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Review 2017 Program Requirements in the 2017 OPPS/ASC Final Rule on the EHR Incentive Programs Website

Providers who have not demonstrated meaningful use successfully in a prior year and are seeking to demonstrate meaningful use for the first time in 2017 to avoid the 2018 payment adjustment must attest to Modified Stage 2 objectives and measures. Providers who have demonstrated meaningful use successfully in a previous year may attest to Stage 3 objectives and measures starting in 2017.

CMS encourages eligible hospitals, CAHs, and…

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On April 14, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update 2018 Medicare payment and polices when patients are admitted into hospitals.

The rule proposes some changes to clinical quality measure reporting. 

Read CMS news summary.

Visit the FY 2018 Hospital Inpatient PPS…

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Now Available:  eCQMs Updated for 2017

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the 2016 annual update for electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for eligible hospitals and eligible professionals. Providers will use these updated measures to electronically report 2017 quality data for CMS quality reporting programs.

CMS updates the specifications annually to improve their alignment with current clinical guidelines and code systems so that they remain relevant and actionable within the clinical care setting.…

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