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Pre-rulemaking Eligible Hospital/Critical Access Hospital eCQMs

CMS pre-rulemaking eCQMs include measures that are developed, but specifications are not finalized for reporting in a CMS program. These measures will not be eligible for CMS quality reporting until they are proposed and finalized through notice-and-comment rulemaking for each applicable program.

Feedback on technical aspects of these eCQMs should be submitted to the Jira eCQM Issue Tracker.

Feedback on the potential use of these eCQMs in CMS quality programs is to be submitted during formal CMS public comment periods associated with the relevant proposed rules.

Measure Name CMS eCQM ID NQF ID Meaningful Measure Area Notes
Hospital Harm – Pressure Injury CMS826v0 Not Applicable Preventable Healthcare Harm

Pre-rulemaking

Hospital Harm – Severe Hypoglycemia CMS816v0 Not Applicable Preventable Healthcare Harm

Pre-rulemaking

Safe Use of Opioids - Concurrent Prescribing* CMS506v2 3316e Prevention and Treatment of Opioid and Substance Use Disorders

Pre-rulemaking

*CMS updated the specification for CMS506, Safe Use of Opioids – Concurrent Prescribing to restrict the measure population to inpatient encounters. The eCQM Version Number was incremented from v1.3.000 to v2.0.

Last Updated: Jul 19, 2019