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Quality Payment Program (QPP) Developer Tools May 9, 2018 - 1:25pm

Developer tools for the Quality Payment Program allow industry developers who build software for participating clinicians to integrate their software directly with CMS applications and data. 

The following tools are available:

eCQM Calculations Libraries and Technical Services May 20, 2018 - 8:49pm

The following open source libraries provided a proof-of-concept implementation of eCQMs against patient information represented in Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). These libraries reuse the calculation engine developed within Bonnie and Cypress and adapt it to a FHIR data model. They can be used as a starting point for an implementation of eCQMs from FHIR-based data.

eCQI Resource Center May 8, 2018 - 1:40pm

This website providing eCQI resources and connection with the community of professionals who are dedicated to clinical quality improvement for better health. Provides eCQM electronic specifications and their updates along with tool and resource links. “The one-stop shop for the most current resources to support electronic clinical quality improvement.”

eCQI Implementers' Corner May 8, 2018 - 1:39pm

This webpage is designed to support the eCQI implementation activities of the entire care team.

Clinical Quality Framework May 20, 2018 - 8:45pm

CQF Framework is a collaborative community of participants from the public and private sectors focused on providing the tools, services and guidance to facilitate the functional exchange of health information. CQF framework focuses on identifying, defining, and harmonizing electronic standards that promote integration between CDS and eCQM.

CQL Online May 8, 2018 - 1:31pm

CQL Online is a tool developed by ESAC, Inc. to provide a "sandbox" where electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQMs) developers and implementers can "play" around with the Clinical Quality Language (CQL). The tools allows users to get a feel for what CQL looks like and how to write proper expressions in this new and powerful language.

More specifically, CQL Online is a syntax directed editor for writing expressions in CQL. It is open source and intended for educational purposes.

Cedar May 8, 2018 - 1:19pm

Cedar is a free, open source tool for testing the strength of electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) collection systems that receive Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) files.

CMS QRDA Pre-Submission Validation Tools Guide May 8, 2018 - 1:30pm

This tool details the different aspects of multiple QRDA validation tools that are available to submitters. It is intended to give users a single point of reference for these tools and assist them in selecting the most appropriate tool to meet their individual needs. The tool covers:

QRDA_Pre-Submssion_Tools_Guide_508.pdf May 7, 2018 - 11:03am
Now Available: 2019 CMS QRDA I HQR Implementation Guide, Schematron, and Sample Files May 7, 2018 - 11:32am

The 2019 CMS QRDA I Implementation Guide for Hospital Quality Reporting, Schematron, and Sample Files Are Now Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the 2019 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) Implementation Guide (IG), Schematron, and sample files

2019 CMS QRDA I Schematrons, and Sample Files for Hospital Quality Reporting May 4, 2018 - 1:53pm
2019 CMS QRDA I Implementation Guide for Hospital Quality Reporting May 4, 2018 - 1:51pm
eCQM_2019SchematronSampleFileHQR.zip May 4, 2018 - 1:36pm
QRDA_HQR_2019_CMS_IG_final_508.pdf May 4, 2018 - 1:34pm
2019 EH Technical Release Notes (zip) May 4, 2018 - 11:35am
2019 EH Technical Release Notes (pdf) May 4, 2018 - 11:35am
2019 EH eCQM Measure Logic Guidance v2.0 May 4, 2018 - 11:35am
2019 EH eCQM Specifications for Eligible Hospitals May 4, 2018 - 11:35am
2019 EH Eligible Hospitals Table of eCQMs May 4, 2018 - 11:35am
2019 EH Guide for Reading eCQMs May 4, 2018 - 11:35am