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Standards and Tools (2016) May 22, 2018 - 4:18pm
Standards and Tools (2019) May 22, 2018 - 3:20pm
Standards and Tools (2018) May 22, 2018 - 3:22pm
Glossary of eCQI Terms May 21, 2018 - 4:45pm
Measure alignment includes using the same quality measures and value sets across settings and within multiple programs when possible.
2018_ecqm_au_checklist_final-508.pdf May 18, 2018 - 5:00pm
The eCQM Lifecycle May 18, 2018 - 2:42pm

Opportunities are available for the public to engage in the different phases of the measure development process including Call for Measures, Technical Expert Panels, testing, and

NLM released VSAC update version 2.16.6 on May 14, 2018 May 18, 2018 - 1:40pm

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) released Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) update on May 14, 2018 including the following:

New code systems in VSAC

NCQA’s eMeasure (eCQM) Certification Program May 18, 2018 - 12:31pm

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) eCQM test methodology was approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) for use in the ONC HIT Certification Program. See press release.

Introduction to Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement May 15, 2018 - 1:50pm

VSAC Collaboration Tool May 14, 2018 - 9:41pm

The VSAC Collaboration Tool provides a central site where value set authors can post value sets for collaborative discussion. In that site, teams can share threaded discussions about the value sets, view recent value set expansions posted by site members, organize their value sets by usage and by team’s workflow needs, and receive activity and change notifications from VSAC.

Binding Parameter Specification (BPS) May 20, 2018 - 8:39pm

The Binding Parameter Specification is a metadata file that contains no terminology codes. This file provides a record of the value set metadata information that defines the value set code lists specified by published CMS eCQMs. Measure implementers and vendors can use the BPS to track versions and other parameters that define the value set code lists for each eCQM release. The BPS contains the same information as its predecessor, the discontinued Data Element Catalog (DEC), as well as additional parameters.

Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) May 20, 2018 - 8:56pm

The Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) is a central repository for the official versions of value sets that support the electronic Clinical Quality Measures. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) maintains the NLM Value Set Authority Center and provides downloadable access to the value sets.

Hospital IQR Program CY 2017 (FY 2020 Payment Determination) eCQM Validation Overview for Selected Hospitals May 14, 2018 - 3:42pm

This Outreach and Education webinar for participants in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

The webinar, titled Hospital IQR Program CY 2017 (FY 2020 Payment Determination) eCQM Validation Overview for Selected Hospitals, will be presented by Michael Sinclair, PhD, Project Director, Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting Center (VIQRC), Validation Support Contractor (VSC) and Alex Feilmeier, MHA, Lead Health Informatics Solutions Coordinator, VIQRC, VSC.

CMS Measures Inventory Tool (CMIT) May 20, 2018 - 8:41pm

The CMS Measure Inventory Tool (CMIT) is the repository of record for information about the measures which CMS uses to promote healthcare quality and quality improvement. CMS and its partners use this measure inventory to inform stakeholders, to manage its measure portfolio, and to guide measure development. The inventory contains information describing each of the measures including title, numerator, denominator, exclusions, various identifiers, type, status, usage by program, steward, healthcare priorities, and other attributes.

eCQI_RC_Demo_and_eCQM_Annual_Update_Overview_for_2019_Reporting_Performance_5.10.2018_508 May 11, 2018 - 2:30pm
Contact Us May 10, 2018 - 1:52pm

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Versions_Chart_20180508_508.pdf May 10, 2018 - 9:59am
CMS QRDA III Schematrons and Sample Files for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals Reporting May 10, 2018 - 10:15am
CMS QRDA III Implementation Guide for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals Reporting May 10, 2018 - 10:14am
Cooking with CQL: or How to Incorporate CQL into HQMF for eCQMs Webinar May 9, 2018 - 1:44pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invites you to a “Cooking with Clinical Quality Language (CQL): or How to Incorporate CQL into Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) for Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs)” webinar.

The Cooking with CQL series provides an interactive environment for measure developers. The upcoming session will feature open discussion from subject matter experts on the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT), show how to express measures using CQL and review prepared questions.