The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires an eligible professional (EP), eligible clinician, eligible hospital (EH) or critical access hospital (CAH) to use the most current version of the eCQMs for quality reporting programs.
The Preparation and Implementation Checklists assume that a health care practice/organization has determined which measures to report on. It provides the necessary technical steps health information technology (IT) developers, implementers and health care organizations must take to update their systems and processes with the eCQM Annual Update for the upcoming reporting and performance periods. The most recent eCQM Annual Update should be applied to your system for use in CMS electronic quality reporting.
This account will allow you to access the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) to view all codes included in eCQM value sets.
Create an account by going to the ONC Project Tracking System (Jira) website and selecting the link in the upper right hand of the website to Create an Account. Once you have an account, the ONC Project Tracking System allows you to use your account to obtain feedback on eCQM implementation questions by creating an issue ticket in the ONC Project Tracking System. Key topic areas include the eCQM Issue Tracker, eCQM Known Issues Tracker, Quality Data Model (QDM) Issue Tracker, Clinical Quality Language (CQL) Issue Tracker, Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Issue Tracker, QRDA Known Issue Tracker, Bonnie and MAT Issue Tracker, and Cypress Issue Tracker.
Sign up for an eCQI Resource Center account and subscribe to the Eligible Professional/Eligible Clinician and/or Eligible Hospital/Critical Access Hospital pages by selecting 'Receive updates on this topic' at the top of the page. This will provide you with an email alert when the EP/EC or EH/CAH pages have been updated.
Review the eCQM Pre-Publication document and the VSAC download page.
Work with your health IT vendor to ensure your systems are using updated technical standards and testing tools found in the eCQM Pre-Publication document and eCQM Standards and Tools versions table.
Eligible Professional/Eligible Clinician or Eligible Hospital/Critical Access Hospital
Download the corresponding annual update value sets and Binding Parameter Specification (BPS) from NLM’s VSAC using your UMLS® license log in.
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Send suggestions for improving this checklist to the eCQI Resource Center to firstname.lastname@example.org.