eCQM Implementation


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:

Cooking with CQL: or How to Incorporate CQL into HQMF for eCQMs Webinar

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on March 31, 2017 - 11:09am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invites you to a “Cooking with Clinical Quality Language (CQL): or How to Incorporate CQL into Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) for Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs)” webinar. 

The Cooking with CQL series provides an interactive environment for measure developers. The upcoming session will feature open discussion from subject matter experts on the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT), show how to express measures using CQL and review prepared questions.

Additional 2016 QRDA Guidance

How should single administrations be sent to satisfy CONF:1098-7508 for 2016 Reporting Period submissions?

Issue: Table 132 for Medication Activity (V2) in the HL7 QRDA Category I Release 1 DSTU Release 3 (June 2015) defines the effectiveTime element (i.e. CONF:1098-7508) as being of data type IVL_TS. As such, a substanceAdministration/effectiveTime/@value is not allowed and the CMS receiving system will reject any QRDA-I submission with such a construct in it for the Medication Activity (V2) template.


Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on March 30, 2017 - 12:43pm

What is the Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA)?

The Health Level Seven International (HL7) Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) is a standard document format for the exchange of electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data. QRDA reports: