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Just Added: Additional CMS Eligible Clinician eCQMs and Data Element Definitions to the Collaborative Measure Development Workspace, Data Element Repository

March 29, 2019 - 10:22am

In December 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded the Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQIinfo-icon) Resource Center (RC) to include the Collaborative Measure Development (CMD) Workspace. The CMD Workspace brings together a set of interconnected resources, tools, and processes to promote clarity, transparency, and better interaction across stakeholder communities that develop, implement, and report electronic clinical quality measuresinfo-icon (eCQMsinfo-icon). 

The CMD Workspace includes a landing page, with information about the five planned modules housed in the Workspace, and the first module to go live, the Data Element Repository (DERepinfo-icon). The DERep contains definitions for standardized eCQMinfo-icon data elements currently used in CMS quality and value-based programs and clearly presents data element definitions for all eCQMs used in CMS’s quality reporting programs. The DERep provides clarity for clinicians, quality measurement specialists, electronic health record (EHRinfo-icon) vendors, and information technology staff when representing and mapping data required for eCQMs used in these programs. The additional 42 CMS Eligible Clinicianinfo-icon eCQMs have now been added to the DERep to complete the information in the data element repository for all available 2019 CMS eCQMs.

Look for forthcoming communication on go-live timelines for the other planned CMD Workspace modules that will include: eCQM Concepts, New eCQM Clinical Workflow, eCQM Test Results, and automated updates on eCQMs under development. 

CMS encourages users to explore the CMD Workspace and DERep. Join the interactive user-centered community and provide feedback at ecqi-resource-center@hhs.gov.

Last Updated: March 29, 2019