eCQM Submission

Available Now on QualityReportingCenter.org – Updated “ECE Policy Clarification Questions and Answers” Document

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on March 10, 2017 - 4:39pm

The updated ECE Policy Clarification Questions and Answers document on Extraordinary Circumstances Extensions/Exemptions (ECE) for calendar year (CY) 2016 eCQM reporting is available now on QualityReportingCenter.org.

CMS Notification to Hospitals, CAHs, and Vendors – Temporary Unavailability of Queued Submission Detail Reports and eCQM Submission and Performance Reports for Hospitals and CAHs Who have Successfully Met eCQM Requirements

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on March 10, 2017 - 11:56am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken additional actions to help alleviate the situation of very slow processing times for Electronic Health Record (EHR) Hospital Reports related to electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) due to a large backlog of reports in the QualityNet Secure Portal production system (sometimes referred to as ‘long running’ reports). The primary focus is to provide reports in a timely manner for hospitals that have not yet achieved successful submission status for calendar year (CY) 2016 eCQM reporting to the Inpatient Quali

Updated QRDA Category I Conformance Statement Resource Now Available

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on March 8, 2017 - 10:12am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor have released an updated version of the QRDA Category I Conformance Statement Resource interactive educational resource. The updated version includes an overview and troubleshooting information for a total of 29 conformance errors. 

QRDA eCQM Submission Customer Satisfaction Survey Deadline Extended - Feedback Requested by March 20, 2017

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on March 2, 2017 - 11:00am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) would like to know more about your experience submitting Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I files containing electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs).  Whether your comments are in regards to submitting test or production files for the Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) Program, your feedback is very important to CMS in order to improve the process.

CMS Extends Deadline for 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Submission

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on February 17, 2017 - 10:42am

CMS is extending the submission deadline for 2016 Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) data submission for the EHR reporting mechanism. Individual eligible professionals (EPs), PQRS group practices, qualified clinical data registries (QCDRs), and qualified EHR data submission vendors (DSVs) now have until March 13, 2017 to submit 2016 EHR data via QRDA. The original submission deadline was February 28, 2017. A complete list of 2016 data submission timeframes is below:  

March 13, 2017 deadlines:

CY 2016 Submission of Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Data Due March 13, 2017

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on February 15, 2017 - 5:20pm

For hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program, the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data submission deadline to submit at least four eCQMs from either Q3 2016 (July 1 – September 30) or Q4 2016 (October 1 – December 31) is Monday,March 13, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. PT. 

IQR-EHR Incentive Program Alignment Outreach and Education February 27, 2017, webinar: Question and Answer Session II – CY 2016 eCQM Reporting

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on February 13, 2017 - 11:08pm

This Outreach and Education webinar for participants in the Hospital   Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program is scheduled for Monday, February 27, 2017.

CMS Extends Deadline for 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Submission

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on February 13, 2017 - 10:26pm

CMS is extending the submission deadline for 2016 Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) data submission for the EHR reporting mechanism. Individual eligible professionals (EPs), PQRS group practices, qualified clinical data registries (QCDRs), and qualified EHR data submission vendors (DSVs) now have until March 13, 2017 to submit 2016 EHR data via QRDA. The original submission deadline was February 28, 2017. A complete list of 2016 data submission timeframes is below:  

March 13, 2017 deadlines:

CMS Issues Additional Guidance for the “Device, Order not done” Field Submission for VTE-1, VTE-2, and VTE-6 Measures for CY 2016 eCQM Reporting to the Hospital IQR and the Medicare EHR Incentive Programs

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on February 1, 2017 - 1:06pm

The purpose of this announcement is to notify hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued additional guidance for the “Device, Order not done” field submission for Venous thromboembolism (VTE) measures: VTE-1, VTE-2, and VTE-6 electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs)