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eCQM Annual Update Pre-Publication Document: Updated Version Now Available

March 21, 2019 - 8:47am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published an updated version of the Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) Annual Update Pre-Publication Document, which describes changes in the standards and code systeminfo-icon versions used in the updated eCQMsinfo-icon for potential use in CMS quality reporting programs for 2020 reporting/performance. The updated version includes Healthcare Service Locationinfo-icon codes (HSLOC) in the list of code system versions used in the eCQMinfo-icon specificationsinfo-icon for 2020 reporting/performance.

The Pre-Publication Document is designed to help health information technologyinfo-icon (IT)/electronic health record (EHRinfo-icon) developers, Eligible Professionalsinfo-icon/Eligible Cliniciansinfo-icon, and Eligible Hospitalsinfo-icon/Critical Access Hospitalsinfo-icon prepare for the 2020 reporting/performance period through transparent pre-release of expected standards and code system versions.

The eCQM annual update for 2020 reporting/performance is expected to be available spring 2019. Please sign up for and follow the electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center, CMS, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) listservs to receive updates and announcements on the eCQM specifications’ publication and related content.

Please submit questions or comments regarding the standards being used or the upcoming eCQM annual update to the eCQM Issue Tracker

Last Updated: March 21, 2019