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2019 Eligible Hospital eCQM Flows are Available Now

September 25, 2018 - 10:32am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed and published the 2019 reporting period electronic clinical quality measureinfo-icon (eCQMinfo-icon) flows for eligible hospitalsinfo-icon and critical access hospitals (CAHinfo-icon) to the eCQI Resource Center. This is a new resource for eligible hospitalinfo-icon and CAH eCQMsinfo-icon for the 2019 reporting period, developed in response to stakeholder feedback.

The eCQM flowsinfo-icon are designed to assist in interpretation of the eCQM logic and calculation methodology for reporting rates. These 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 (numeratorinfo-icon).

The eCQM flows supplement eCQM specificationsinfo-icon for eligible hospitals and CAHs for the following programs:

  • Medicare      and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI)
  • Hospital      Inpatient Quality Reporting(IQR)

These flows are intended to be used as an additional resource when implementing eCQMs and should not be used in place of the eCQM specificationinfo-icon or for reporting purposes. A “Read Me First” guide to understanding the flows is also available to assist users as they navigate this new resource. The guide can be found on the eCQI Resource Centerinfo-icon website within the eCQM flows zip file.

Questions on the eCQM flows should be directed to the ONC eCQM Issue Tracker available at http://jira.oncprojectracking.org/browse/CQM/

Last Updated: September 25, 2018