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2022 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program eCQM Requirements

July 13, 2022

For calendar year (CY) 2022, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program are required to report on three self-selected electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) and the Safe Use of Opioids – Concurrent Prescribing measure. The CY 2022 submission deadline is February 28, 2023.

The below table showcases all nine eCQM options available to report on for CY 2022.

eCQM Names for Eligible Hospitals and CAHs for CY 2022

Short Name

Measure Name

ED-2

Median Admit Decision Time to ED Departure Time for Admitted Patients

PC-05

Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding

STK-2

Discharged on Antithrombotic Therapy

STK-3

Anticoagulation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter

STK-5

Antithrombotic Therapy by the End of Hospital Day 2

STK-6

Discharged on Statin Medication

VTE-1

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis

VTE-2

Intensive Care Unit Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis

Safe Use of Opioids

(required)

Safe Use of Opioids – Concurrent Prescribing

Note: The reporting period for eligible hospitals and CAHs that report eCQMs in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program is three self-selected quarters of CY 2022 data.

For CY 2022, in order to be considered a meaningful user and avoid a downward payment adjustment, eligible hospitals and CAHs must also use (1) existing 2015 Edition certification criteria, (2) the 2015 Edition Cures Update criteria, or (3) a combination of the two in order to meet the certified electronic health record (EHR) technology (CEHRT) definition, as finalized in the CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule (85 FR 84818 through 84828). Please note, CY 2022 is the final year eligible hospitals and CAHs may use the 2015 Edition certification criteria for the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program.

To learn more about eCQMs, please visit the eCQM Basics webpage or review the following resources:

For more information on the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program, please visit the Promoting Interoperability Programs website.

Last Updated: Jul 13, 2022