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Public Comment Opportunity by 2/16: Equity of Emergency Care Capacity and Quality (ECCQ) Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation – Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) to develop a measure of emergency care capacity and quality. This will be an electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) determining emergency department (ED) care capacity and quality.

CMS is inviting interested parties and other members of the public to review and comment on the measure under development beginning January 17, 2024. The public comment period will close on February 16, 2024. This period provides an opportunity for the widest array of interested parties to provide input on the Equity of Emergency Care Capacity and Quality (ECCQ) eCQM and can prompt critical suggestions not previously considered by the measure developer. This email serves as the call for public comment on this measure.

To participate in the public comment, comments must be received by 11:59 PM EST on February 16, 2024, by filling out the survey found here: Comments submitted via email to will also be accepted but survey response is strongly preferred. If you are providing comments on behalf of an organization, please include the organization’s name and your contact information. If you are commenting as an individual, please submit identifying or contact information. Do not include personal health information in your comments.

For more information and to access the measure specifications, please visit: Please note that at the end of the public comment period, all comments will be posted on the website.

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2024