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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program has selected the hospitals for the validation of electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) for Calendar Year (CY) 2019 (Fiscal Year [FY] 2022 payment determination). The CY 2019 quarters… Posted on Jul 02, 2020

The eCQM project will continue to focus on the testing of standards related to quality measurement in the upcoming Virtual HL7 FHIR Connectathon, September 9-11, 2020. As a result, we are seeking a variety of participants that include, but are not limited to: measure developers, EHR Vendors,… Posted on Jun 29, 2020

This Outreach and Education webinar, Measure Collaboration Workspace Series – eCQI Resource Center, Hybrid Measure, Measure Collaboration Workspace, and the CMS Measures Inventory Tool is scheduled for Wednesday, July 15, 2020, for Eligible Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Eligible Clinicians… Posted on Jun 29, 2020

The eCQM Data Element Repository (DERep) now includes information for 2021 reporting and performance periods. The eCQM DERep provides the data elements associated with eCQMs in CMS quality reporting programs, as well as the definitions for each data element. This information is intended to improve… Posted on Jun 09, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the 2021 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I Implementation Guide (IG), Schematron, and Sample File for Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR). The 2021 CMS QRDA I IG outlines requirements for eligible hospitals… Posted on May 28, 2020

The draft 2021 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category III Implementation Guide (IG) and Schematron for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals Programs are now available for public comment starting on May 21, 2020 and ending… Posted on May 21, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) specifications for the 2021 reporting period for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals, and the 2021 performance period for Eligible Professionals and Eligible Clinicians. CMS… Posted on May 07, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published an update to the 2020 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category III Implementation Guide (IG). The update provides information on a new COVID-19 Clinical Trials Improvement Activity for eligible clinicians for… Posted on Apr 30, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a guidance update for the Quality Data Model (QDM) version 5.5. The referenced document clarifies some of the definitions and fixes minor errata noted in the document initially published to the eCQI Resource Center in August 2019… Posted on Apr 30, 2020

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has updated the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) with several additional provisional terminology codes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 4/23/2020, the following standard terminologies (CPT®, LOINC®, and SNOMED CT®)… Posted on Apr 27, 2020