eCQM News

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is notifying data submitters that the CMS data receiving system within the QualityNet Secure Portal has not yet been updated to reflect the revised Calendar Year (CY) 2017 electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting requirements for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and EHR Incentive Programs.

Issue:  The FY 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule, dated August 14, 2017, which is available on …

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has engaged Mathematica Policy Research to test two pediatric measures – one focused on vision screenings and the other on ADHD symptom improvement. 

At this time, ONC is requesting feedback on the following measure:

  • Vision Screening and Referral in Children

The call for public comment period opened on August 9, 2017 and closes on September 7, 2017. For more information, commenting instructions, and measure-specific materials, please visit the…

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RE: Electronic Clinical Quality Measures Development and Maintenance for Eligible Professionals

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Mathematica Policy Research to develop a diabetes overtreatment clinical quality measure and a composite measure of preventive care related to patients who receive annual wellness visits, both calculated from electronic health record data. The contract name is Electronic Clinical Quality Measures Development and Maintenance for Eligible Professionals. The contract number is HHSM-500-2013-13011I/HHSM-500-T0001. As…

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Measures Inventory and the Measures under Development (MUD) list have been updated and publicly posted on the CMS website on July 6th.  The Inventory includes 30 programs, 2,180 unique measures - including the addition of the eCQMs, and is accompanied by the CMS Measures Inventory User Guide.  The MUD List contains 30 programs and 535 unique measures.  The next public posting will be in…

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Proposed rule aims to simplify reporting requirements and offer support for doctors and clinicians in 2018.

Today (June 20, 2017), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule that would make changes in the second year of the Quality Payment Program as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). CMS’s goal is to simplify the program, especially for small, independent, and rural practices, while ensuring fiscal sustainability and high-quality care within Medicare.

“We’ve heard the concerns that too…

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Annual Call for Measures and Activities for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) is open until June 30, 2017. CMS is encouraging clinicians, measure stewards, organizations, and other stakeholders to identify and submit measures and activities to be considered for the Quality, Advancing Care Information, and Improvement Activities performance categories of MIPS in future years. Review the…

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The April 2017 education and outreach webinar series of four meetings (Measures under Consideration Kickoff, Measurement Needs & Priorities, and the two open forum sessions) are now available at the CMS Pre-Rulemaking web site…

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The purpose of this announcement is to provide notification that The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is currently looking for hospitals to help with initial qualitative testing activities of their health information technology safety measure this summer.  The measure is focused on reducing potentially inappropriate duplicate orders for medications, laboratory tests, radiological exams, and procedures. If interested in assisting with this activity, please contact Emily Newton (ENewton@mathematica-mpr.com…

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