eCQM Development - Concept>>>Specification

Get involved in eCQM development and their updates

Submitted by Ruth Gatiba on April 20, 2017 - 6:42pm

CMS provides several opportunities to provide input on eCQM developement and updates: public call for measures, comments on measures under development and through the seeking of technical expert panel members.   Visit the CMS Measures Management Systems webpage for a list of current opportunities.

NLM launched VSAC update version 2.10.0 on August 21, 2015

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on April 20, 2017 - 5:52pm

Access to V2.10.0 Release Notes are online.  Go to the VSAC home page, click the [Help] button to navigate to the VSAC Support Center, and click the Release Notes link on the top menu bar. Direct link:

Overview of update is listed within this news item.

UPDATED: Code System Versions

RxNorm 2015-08 and LOINC 2.52


Submitted by Ruth Gatiba on April 18, 2017 - 11:45pm

What is Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF)?

Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) is a standards-based representation of quality measures as electronic documents. It is developed by Health Level Seven International (HL7) and defines the information necessary to compute a quality measure and result value. The most recent version of HQMF, Release 2.1 (R2.1), provides a simplified structure and clearer execution model over previous HQMF releases.

eCQI Standards

Submitted by Ruth Gatiba on April 18, 2017 - 6:28pm

About electronic Clinical Quality Improvement standards

Standards are critical to data consistency, validity and interoperability. Their use makes it easier to: