eCQM News

CMS has published the Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) Annual Update Pre-Publication Document, which describes changes in the standards and code set versions used in the updated measures for potential use in CMS quality reporting programs for 2019 reporting/performance.  This document reflects changes that will go into effect for the 2019 reporting/performance period. The Pre-Publication Document is designed to help health information technology developers, Eligible Professionals, Eligible…

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eCQM Development and Maintenance for Eligible Professionals 

The Call for Public Comment period closed on November 29, 2017.

Project Overview:CMS has contracted with Mathematica Policy Research and its partners, including the Lewin Group, to develop an eCQM that assesses Changes in Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) Following Non-Emergent Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). The contract name is Electronic Clinical Quality Measures Development and Maintenance for Eligible Professionals. The contract number is HHSM-500-2013-13011I/HHSM-500-…
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Hospital Harm Performance Measure
  • The Call for TEP nomination period closed on January 16, 2017.
  • The TEP met on April 13, 2017 from 3:00-4:30 pm EST and December 7, 2017 from 4:00-5:30 pm EST.
Documents: The TEP Membership List and TEP Summary are posted below in the download section
Project Overview: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation – Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) to develop hospital-level electronic health…
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invites vendors and stakeholders to review and provide feedback on draft electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM)packages that include logic and header changes for eCQMs under consideration for CMS quality reporting and payment programs.

This opportunity will allow CMS to learn from EHR vendors who have the technical capabilities to review the draft measures in the new Clinical Quality Language (CQL) standard for logic expression and test the Health Quality Measures Format (HQMF) code by directly consuming machine readable XML…

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The call for public comment period opens on January 18, 2018 and closes on March 2, 2018.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation – Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) to develop four hospital-level electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) on dimensions of patient harm or adverse patient safety events that can be improved with high quality care. The contract name is Development, Reevaluation, and Implementation of Outcome/Efficiency Measures for…
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C-CDA R2.1 updated Value Sets Available

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) publication and downloadable files of the 2018-02-01 release 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 your UMLS username and password to gain access to the Excel and pipe-delimited Text files. The published downloadable C-CDA R2.1 2018-02-01 release excludes some C-CDA value sets for…
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The Call for Public Comment period closed on June 26, 2017.

CMS has contracted with RAND Corporation to develop standardized assessment-based data elements to meet the requirements as set forth under the IMPACT Act of 2014, Section 2(a). The contract name is “Development and Maintenance of Post-Acute Care Cross-Setting Standardized Assessment Data”. The summary report can be found in the download section of the Public Comment – Updates…

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Mathematica Policy Research to develop new measures for potential use by eligible clinicians (EC) in the quality payment programs. Mathematica and its subcontractors invite the public’s comments on draft measure specifications for a proposed measure currently under development. To develop the measure, we consulted with clinical experts and a multi-stakeholder technical expert panel. As part of the measure development process, we are soliciting comments from the public about the face validity, feasibility, usability…

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On Saturday January 20th and Sunday January 21st 2018, the ONC Issue Tracking System JIRA and Confluence instances will be down for routine maintenance. The ONC Issue Tracking System, including Confluence, may not be available for use between January 20th, 9AM ET to January 21st 9PM ET.  

 

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CMS Seeking Practices to Participate in Measure Development Testing Opportunity

 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently seeking primary care and specialty practices (individual, institutions, and groups) to help test a potential change to an electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) related to clinician referrals. The measure is entitled Closing the Referral Loop: Receipt of Specialist Report (CMS50v5).

 

Interested practices should be…

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