eCQM News

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will publish updates to the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) value sets to align with the most recent releases to terminologies, including, but not limited to, International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 Clinical Modification (CM) and Procedure Coding System (PCS), SNOMED CT, LOINC, RxNorm, and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT).

When will the addendum be published and what programs are affected by the addendum?

In September 2018, CMS will publish an…

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) published updates to the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) value sets to align with the most recent releases to terminologies, including, but not limited to, International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 Clinical Modification (CM) and Procedure Coding System (PCS), SNOMED CT, LOINC, and RxNorm.

What programs are affected by the addendum?

CMS published an addendum to the eCQMs (published in May 2018) to update relevant eCQM value sets for the 2019 reporting/…

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to notify hospitals and vendors that as of September 12, 2018, the Hospital Quality Reporting system is available to accept eCQM data for the Calendar Year (CY) 2018 reporting period. The system, accessible via the QualityNet Secure Portal, has been updated to accept Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I test and production files utilizing the CY 2018 requirements.

NOTE: Test QRDA Category I data submissions are considered practice and do not count towards CMS program credit…

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Visit the JIRA Website to Submit Official Comments by September 21, 2018

The draft 2019 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category III Implementation Guide (IG) for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals has been posted for a second opportunity to submit public comment starting on August 31, 2018 and ending on September 21, 2018. The 2019 CMS QRDA III IG will help eligible clinicians and eligible professionals report electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) starting in the calendar year 2019 reporting period.

Please note that we are…

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published the Quality Data Model (QDM), v5.4. The standard has been updated to align with the emerging standard, Health Level Seven International (HL7) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) and add increased explicit capabilities. Support for these features and modifications will be implemented in the production version of the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) to be released in the fall of 2018 (MAT v5.6). Measures produced using this QDM v5.4…

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital quality reporting system is now accepting submissions of Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I files for the Voluntary Hybrid HWR measure via the QualityNet Secure Portal.

Hospitals should submit data for discharges that occurred between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018. For more information on this, visit the Voluntary Hybrid HWR measure overview page on…

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to provide an update to hospitals and vendors that the Hospital Quality Reporting system is on track to become available the week of September 10, 2018 to accept electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data for the Calendar Year (CY) 2018 reporting period. The system, accessible via the QualityNet Secure Portal, is being updated to accept Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I test and production files utilizing the CY 2018 requirements.

CMS will provide another update when the CMS system…

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed and published the 2019 performance period electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) flows for eligible clinicians and eligible professionals (EPs) to the eCQI Resource Center. The eCQM flows are designed to assist in interpretation of the eCQM logic and calculation methodology for performance rates. eCQM flows provide an overview of each of the population criteria components and associated data elements that lead to the inclusion or exclusions into the eCQM’s quality action (numerator).

eCQM flows…

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has opened a comment period for the annual review of the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA). The ISA is an interactive catalog of standards and implementation specifications supporting interoperability in healthcare, and stakeholder input is crucial to ensure it contains the latest and most accurate industry information. Share your thoughts by commenting on the ISA…

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Updates to the 2018 CMS QRDA III Implementation Guide

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published an updated 2018 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture Category III (QRDA III) Implementation Guide (IG) for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals (EPs). This is an update to the 2018 CMS QRDA III IG for Eligible Clinicians and EPs originally published on 11/27/2017 and updated previously on 3/12/2018.

This latest update includes…

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Last Updated: May 18, 2017