eCQM Reporting

The eCQM Lifecycle

Electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) progress through multiple lifecycle phases

Deadline Pioneers in Quality™ Best Practices Collection Submissions

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on May 11, 2017 - 11:40pm

The deadline for sharing and recognizing your hospital’s success story in capturing and submitting data on electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) is May 19. 

The submission process is short, as hospitals just need to share an overview of how they have made progress on the journey toward using eCQMs.  

CMS Data Receiving System Now Accepting QRDA Category I Test and Production Files for CY 2017 Reporting

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on May 3, 2017 - 4:43am

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.

Innovations in the Use of Electronic Health Data for eMeasurement and Quality Improvement Webinar

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on April 28, 2017 - 10:31am

Join the Conversation about Fostering Innovation in Electronic Data Exchange for eMeasurement and Quality Improvement

On Thursday, May 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), supported by Discern Health, will host a roundtable discussion on opportunities to foster innovation in electronic data exchange for eMeasurement and quality improvement. National thought leaders will share their experiences and insights about innovative approaches. The public is invited to participate and comment.

Eligible Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals and Dual Eligible Hospitals Attesting to CMS: What You Need to Know to Participate in the EHR Incentive Programs in 2017

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on April 27, 2017 - 12:25pm
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.

Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) Updated for 2017

Submitted by Ruth Gatiba on April 20, 2017 - 7:22pm

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.