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NEW: C-CDA R2.1 Value Sets Available

  • Now available: the VSAC publication and downloadable files of the HL7 Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) R2.1 value sets, authored by the HL7 Terminology group.
  • In the VSAC Downloads tab, select the “C-CDA Value Sets” section. Sign in with a UMLS username and password to gain access to the Excel and pipe-delimited Text files.
  • In the VSAC Search Value Sets tab, a specific filter for C-CDA value sets has been added to allow users to browse all C-CDA value sets in their entirety, including very…
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The Bonnie Clinical Quality Measure Testing Tool has been updated to support Health Quality Measures Format (HQMF) R2.1 as the default import format when loading electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) files that have been exported from the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT).

Bonnie is a tool designed to support streamlined and efficient pre-testing of eCQMs, particularly those used in the EHR…

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Access Release Notes online by going to VSAC home page, click the [Help] button to navigate to the VSAC Support Center, and click the Release Notes link on the top menu bar. Direct link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/vsac/support/releasenotes/index.html

Access to release notes via the VSAC home page, click the [Help] button to navigate to the VSAC Support Center, and click the Release Notes link on the top menu bar. Direct link: ttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/vsac/support/releasenotes/index.html

Access to V2.10.0 Release Notes are online.  Go to the VSAC home page, click the [Help] button to navigate to the VSAC Support Center, and click the Release Notes link on the top menu bar. Direct link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/vsac/support/releasenotes/index.html

Overview of update is listed within this news item.

UPDATED: Code System Versions

RxNorm 2015-08 and LOINC 2.52

CHANGED: In Excel Exports, Display Code System OIDs for Member Value Sets within Grouping Value Sets In the Excel…

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MAT Version 4.3.0 Released

 

Detailed release notes and an updated user guide are available at the MAT public website https://www.emeasuretool.cms.gov under the Training & Resources tab.

The MAT support team are available to answer questions and to provide user support following the release. If you have additional questions, please contact MAT Support by completing the 'Contact Us' form on the Contact Us page of the public website (https://www.emeasuretool.cms.gov/).

What’s included in the July 23rd release of the Cypress eCQM Testing Tool?

Three updates are included in the July 2015 software release:

1)   Cypress v2.7.0

-   Supports 2015 electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Annual Update

-   Aligns with the May 2015 release and the June corrections of Eligible Hospital (EH) and Eligible Professional (EP) eCQM specifications published by CMS

-   Aligns with HL7 QRDA Category I Release 3 specification

-   Is NOT initially available for certification because the 2014 Certification Edition only applies to the…

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The Pre-Submission Validation API (PSVA) tool assists hospitals and their vendors to identify and correct errors within their Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I files prior to data submission to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data receiving system.  Updates to the Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) 2017 CMS QRDA-I schematron for PSVA are now available. This version contains updated QRDA standards for CY 2017 reporting.

  • The PSVA Tool will require users…
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The Pre-Submission Validation Application (PSVA) tool assists hospitals and their vendors to identify and correct errors within their Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I files prior to data submission to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) data receiving system.  Updates to the Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) 2016 CMS QRDA I schematron for the CMS receiving system and PSVA were available beginning on November 18, 2016.

The CMS receiving…

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