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QDM User Group Webinar July 27, 2017 - 4:10pm

The QDM User Group responds to requests for additional clarification or content from measure developers and others submitting information to the ONC JIRA tracking system QDM section. The next QDM User Group webinar for participants in the QDM User Group is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. ET.

2017 Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support Learning Network Annual Conference July 27, 2017 - 1:18pm

Theme: Realizing the Potential of Patient Centered Clinical Decision Support (PCCDS)

Hotel: Hyatt Crystal City

Date: October 3, 2017

You are invited to attend the Annual Conference on October 3, 2017 in Washington D.C. To REGISTER, visit our event page or our website conference page.

2017 Reporting Period EH eCQMs & Addendum (as of January 2017) July 25, 2017 - 3:50pm
2017 Performance Period EP/EC eCQMs & Addendum (as of January 2017) July 25, 2017 - 4:11pm
2018 Reporting Period EH eCQMs July 25, 2017 - 4:11pm
2018 Performance Period EP/EC eCQMs July 25, 2017 - 4:11pm
2014 Reporting Period EP eCQMs July 25, 2017 - 4:03pm
2014 Reporting Period EH eCQMs July 25, 2017 - 4:02pm
2015 Performance Period EP eCQMs July 25, 2017 - 3:58pm
2015 Reporting Period EH eCQMs July 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
2016 Performance Period EP eCQMs July 25, 2017 - 3:54pm
2016 Reporting Period EH eCQMs July 25, 2017 - 3:53pm
Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) Now a Normative Standard July 19, 2017 - 3:40pm

The Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) is a Health Level Seven (HL7) standard for representing a health quality measure as an electronic document. HQMF, previously a draft standard for trial use (DSTU), is now a normative standard and is available for download by HL7 members. This latest version has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a normative standard.

Now Available: Updated CMS Measures Inventory and the Measures under Development (MUD) List July 19, 2017 - 3:31pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Measures Inventory and the Measures under Development (MUD) list have been updated and publicly posted on the CMS website on July 6th.  The Inventory includes 30 programs, 2,180 unique measures - including the addition of the eCQMs, and is accompanied by the CMS Measures Inventory User Guide.  The MUD List contains 30 programs and 535 unique measures.  The next public posting will be in Fe

CMS Releases the CY 2018 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule July 18, 2017 - 12:18pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the CY 2018 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule. It is currently on display and accessible on the Federal Register; please see pages 418 - 438 and 779 - 780 for the preamble and proposed regulation text regarding the Medicare Appropriate Use Criteria for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Program.

Now Available: 2018 CMS QRDA I HQR Implementation Guide, Schematron, and Sample Files July 18, 2017 - 2:22pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the 2018 Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) Implementation Guide (IG), Schematron, and sample files.

Detailed_guidance_eCQI_Resource_Center_06082017_Final_508.pdf July 13, 2017 - 4:27pm
CY 2017/FY 2019 Steps to Successful eCQM Submissions for Hospital Reporting July 11, 2017 - 11:14am

Agenda: This presentation will provide an overview of the steps for successful submission of Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I files for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. 

Objectives: Participants will be able to:

Binding Parameter Specification (BPS) July 11, 2017 - 10:16am

Binding Parameter Specification (BPS) document The Value Set Binding Parameter Specification (BPS), generated by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), is a record of the value set binding information that defines the value set code lists specified by released CMS eCQMs. Changes between BPS documents reflect corresponding changes in the resulting value set code lists. Likewise, if value set code lists change, some of the BPS parameters will also change. Measure implementers can use the BPS to track the parameters that define the value set code lists for each eCQM release.

Quality Improvement Funding Opportunities from AHRQ July 11, 2017 - 10:10am

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has the following open funding opportunities for eCQI activities:

Funding   Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number

Title

PA-17-261

Developing New   Clinical Decision Support to Disseminate and Implement Evidence-Based   Research Findings (R18)

PA-17-260