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The eCQM Lifecycle

Electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) progress through multiple lifecycle stages.

The CMS Measures Management System Blueprint outlines core processes for measure developers to follow when moving through the Measure Lifecycle for the quality measures used in various quality initiatives and programs.

Opportunities are available for the public to engage in the different stages of the Measure Lifecycle including Call for Measures, Technical Expert Panels (TEPs), testing, and Public Comments.

These are the steps, tools, and actors for each eCQM Lifecycle stage.

eCQM Lifecycle showing the steps in a square with arrows pointing to these steps: Specification, Testing, Implementation, Use, Continuing Evaluation, and Maintentance. In the middle is a step for Conceptualization.
Last Updated: Nov 08, 2021