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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. HL7 Version 3 Standard: Representation of the Health Quality Measure Format (eMeasure) Release 1 provides a…

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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. On July 21, 2017, the proposed rule will be…

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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.

The 2018 CMS QRDA HQR IG provides technical instructions for QRDA Category I reporting…

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued technical guidance for vendors on how to correctly submit Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I files electronically using QRDA templates for the Encounter Order/Performed, Diagnosis, Device Order, and Transfer From/To Quality Data Model (QDM) data types. This guidance is for electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) submissions for calendar year (CY) 2017 and QRDA Category I files only.

CMS encourages vendors submitting data for hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient…

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On April 28, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) fiscal year (FY) 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Proposed Rule published in the Federal Register (82 FR 19796). The FY 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule initially went on display at the Office of the Federal Register Public Inspection Desk on April 14, 2017.

You may access the FY 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule (direct link) at the following web address by…

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This Outreach and Education webinar for participants in the IQR Program is scheduled for Thursday, May 04, 2017.

The webinar, titled IQR Program: FY 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule, will be presented by Grace Im, JD, MPH, Program Lead, Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Delia Houseal PhD, MPH, End State Renal Disease, Quality Improvement Program Lead; and Elizabeth Bainger DNP…

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The eCQI Resource Center now includes a more powerful keyword-based search capability. The system now searches all of the content and documents on the site and allows users to filter the search results by type, date, function, user level, etc. Search results are now ranked by relevance, allowing users to find what they want more quickly. Other advanced features include requiring and disallowing keywords, phrase searching, and wildcards.

The Search feature found on the upper right-hand corner of each page on the eCQI Resource Center.

Providers and those individuals and organizations involved in electronic clinical quality improvement (eCQI) activities are encouraged to visit…

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It has been a busy summer for the eCQI Resource Center team.  We invite users to view, use, and provide feedback at ecqi-resource-center@hhs.gov on recently added functionality.  Check out new content and features:

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EP Measure Logic Flows

Enhanced Measure Detail (on EP and EH measure pages)

  • Measure scoring
  • Type
  • Improvement notation and guidance
  • Measure Logic Flows (EP…
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