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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published the Quality Data Model (QDM) standard, version 5.4. The standard has been updated to align with the emerging standard, Health Level Seven International (HL7) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) and add increased explicit capabilities. Support for these features and modifications will be implemented in the production version of the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) to be released in Fall 2018 (MAT v5.6). Measures produced using QDM v5.4 are anticipated for…

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A new funding opportunity announcement solicits proposals for projects that would broadly disseminate patient-centered outcomes research findings into clinical practice through clinical decision support (CDS) systems. CDS resources developed through these awards will be publicly available for use and evaluation on…

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Introducing new blog Patient expertise: sharing and informing choices to connect research and clinical experience. Patient expertise provides a platform for the Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support (PCCDS) Learning Network (PCCDS-LN) to offer current perspectives in the field, updates on breaking news, and a Twitter feed). The new blog is located at https://pccds-ln.org/patient_expertise_blog and will have at least a monthly post.

The PCCDS-LN (…

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Visit the JIRA Website to Submit Official Comments by April 20, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the draft 2019 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I Schematron for Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) for public comment. Please note that this is a draft document and the contents are subject to change.

The 2019 CMS QRDA I Schematron is a companion to the 2019 CMS QRDA I Implementation Guide (IG) for HQR and allows for computerized validation of QRDA documents against the IG requirements. The Schematron helps…

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Visit the JIRA Website toSubmit Official Comments by March 21, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the Draft 2019 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I Implementation Guide (IG) for Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) for public comment in JIRA, ticket number QRDA-660. A JIRA account is required to comment. The public comment period starts on February 26, 2018 and ends on March 21, 2018. Please note, this is a draft document and the…

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Advancing Care Information Improvement Activities Bonus for 2017 CMS QRDA III 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has identified an additional advancing care information identifier for use with the 2017 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture Category III (QRDA III) Implementation Guide (IG) Version 1.0 for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals Programs. The identifier ACI_IACEHRT_1 for Advancing Care Information Improvement Activities Bonus should…

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published an updated schematron for the 2018 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I Implementation Guide (IG) for Hospital Quality Reporting. This guidance is for electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) submissions for calendar year (CY) 2018 and QRDA Category I files only. QRDA Category I file submissions are for the following:

  • Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program
  • Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for Eligible Hospitals and Critical…
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Effective on December 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I Conformance Statement Resource and moved it to a new location on the eCQI Resource Center. The document was previously located on the QualityNet and Quality Reporting Center websites. The Conformance Statement Resource assists Calendar Year (CY) 2017 data submitters to troubleshoot the most commonly occurring conformance…

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Quality Payment Program Year 2 Policies are Gradually Preparing Clinicians for Full Implementation

On November 2nd, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the…

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Effective October 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has moved the source of truth of the CMS QRDA Reference and Implementation Guides (IGs) from the eCQM Library Page to the QRDA page of the Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center.  The eCQM Library Page will sunset at the end of the year and will be replaced with a redirect link to the eCQI Resource Center. 

The CMS QRDA Reference and IGs contain technical implementation guidance for Eligible Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals,…

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Last Updated: May 18, 2017