The eCQM Lifecycle

Electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) progress through multiple lifecycle phases

  • Measure Conceptualization
  • Measure Specification
  • Measure Testing
  • Measure Implementation
  • Measure Maintenance, Use, and Validation

Blueprint for the Measures Management System outlines core processes for CMS-funded measure developers (or contractors) to follow when moving through the measure development lifecycle for the quality measures used in various CMS quality initiatives and programs. 

Last Updated: October 16, 2018