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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announce the availability of new electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) educational resources on the eCQI Resource Center, a summary of the eCQM Strategy project, and enhancements to the Measure Collaboration (MC) Workspace. New eCQM… Posted on Aug 18, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to extend an open invitation to the public to attend its upcoming webinar titled Understanding Clinical Quality Measures: How CMS is Modernizing its Approach to Digital Measurement. The webinar will provide an engaging and… Posted on Aug 17, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the DRAFT Quality Data Model (QDM) Version 5.6 for review. We update QDM periodically to support new requirements for electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs). The draft QDM v5.6 includes changes to the QDM v5.5 recommended… Posted on Aug 06, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announce Cypress v6 with the fully integrated Cypress Validation Utility + Calculation Check (CVU+) is available as of July 24, 2020 to support 2015 Edition… Posted on Jul 24, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recorded a presentation on how the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources® (FHIR) standard can be used to advance technology to reduce quality reporting burden and increase interoperability for our healthcare community. This presentation… Posted on Jul 21, 2020

Registration for the September Virtual HL7 FHIR® Connectathon is now open! The CMS eCQM Standards Team will continue to participate in the Clinical Reasoning Track with a focus on Quality Measurement and Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Use Cases. To learn more, visit the Clinical Reasoning Track… Posted on Jul 21, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category III Implementation Guide (IG), Schematron, and Sample Files for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals Programs. The 2021 CMS QRDA III IG outlines requirements… Posted on Jul 15, 2020

This Outreach and Education webinar, Measure Collaborative Workspace Series - Measure Collaboration Workspace, eCQM Flows, and Clinical Flow Prototype, is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, 2020, for Eligible Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals… Posted on Jul 14, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted guidance on the allowance of telehealth encounters for the Eligible Professional and Eligible Clinician electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) used in CMS quality reporting programs for the 2020 and 2021 performance periods.… Posted on Jul 06, 2020

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) has updated VSAC with the most recent provisional terminology codes published by Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS), Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC), and SNOMED CT, in response to the… Posted on Jul 06, 2020