eCQM Testing

v1.3.7 Update of the Bonnie Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Testing Tool

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on April 20, 2017 - 5:58pm

The Bonnie Clinical Quality Measure Testing Tool has been updated to support Health Quality Measures Format (HQMF) R2.1 as the default import format when loading electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) files that have been exported from the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT).

MAT Version 4.3.0 Released

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on April 20, 2017 - 5:50pm

Detailed release notes and an updated user guide are available at the MAT public website under the Training & Resources tab.

The MAT support team are available to answer questions and to provide user support following the release. If you have additional questions, please contact MAT Support by completing the 'Contact Us' form on the Contact Us page of the public website (

Invitation to Test the New CQL Standard for eCQMs

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on March 30, 2017 - 12:07pm

CMS is considering using the Clinical Quality Language (CQL) to represent electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) logic. CMS invites electronic health record (EHR) vendors and other implementers to participate in testing the new CQL standard for eCQMs by providing feedback related to implementation and evaluation of measures using CQL-based standards. Participation includes reviewing and/or implementing CQL-based measures and associated artifacts, and providing feedback on the utility.

Visit the ONC CQM Issue Tracker to Review eCQM Draft Measure Packages for 2017 Annual Update

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on March 16, 2017 - 11:29am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services invites vendors and stakeholders to review and provide feedback on draft electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) measure packages that include logic and header changes for eCQMs under consideration for CMS quality reporting and payment programs.

Now Available: 2017 Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Annual Update Pre-Publication Document

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on March 8, 2017 - 3:34pm

Review Important Updates to eCQM Standards, Terminology, and Measures for Quality Reporting in 2018

The 2017 electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) Annual Update Pre-Publication Document describes important standards, terminology, and measure changes in the 2017 eCQM Annual Update, slated for late spring 2017. The changes correspond to the 2018 reporting periods for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) quality reporting programs.

Cypress & Bonnie Office Hours

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on February 9, 2017 - 11:05pm

Cypress is the official testing tool for certifying Electronic Health Records (EHR) and EHR modules in the calculation of electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data for the EHR Incentive Program, Quality Payment Program (QPP), and other CMS Quality Reporting Programs (e.g., IQR, CPC+). Bonnie is a tool for pre-testing eCQM in the EHR Incentive Program. During the office hours, Bonnie and Cypress experts will address user community questions and concerns.