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Corrections to the 2015 Update eCQM Measures for 2016 eReporting are Posted

April 20, 2017 - 6:43pm

CMS is updating select electronic clinical quality measuresinfo-icon (eCQMsinfo-icon) that eligible professionalsinfo-icon and eligible hospitalsinfo-icon will electronically report in 2016. These versions of the measures were posted on CMS’ website on May 1, 2015 for the annual update of the 2014 measure set. Errors have been found in the XML renderings of 12 eligible professionalinfo-icon eCQMs and 4 eligible hospitalinfo-icon eCQMs. Corrections for these measures should affect only those who are electronically consuming the Healthcare Quality Measures Format (HQMF).

The measures that are affected in this update are listed below.

Eligible Professionals:

  • CMS128v4, Anti-depressant Medication Management
  • CMS136v5, ADHD: Follow-Up Care for Children Prescribed Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Medication
  • CMS137v4, Initiation and Engagement of Alcohol and Other Drug Dependence Treatment
  • CMS145v4, Coronary Artery Disease (CAD): Beta-Blocker Therapy-Prior Myocardial Infarction (MI) or Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVEF <40%)
  • CMS155v4, Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents
  • CMS156v4, Use of High-Risk Medications in the Elderly
  • CMS160v4, Depression Utilization of the PHQ-9 Tool
  • CMS182v5, Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Complete Lipid Panel and LDL Control
  • CMS52v4, HIV/AIDS: Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia (PCP) Prophylaxis
  • CMS61v5, Preventive Care and Screening: Cholesterol - Fasting Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL-C) Test Performed
  • CMS64v5, Preventive Care and Screening: Risk-Stratified Cholesterol - Fasting Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL-C)
  • CMS69v4, Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up Plan

Eligible Hospitals:

  • CMS9v4, Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding
  • CMS171v5, Prophylactic Antibiotic Received Within One Hour Prior to Surgical Incision
  • CMS172v5, Prophylactic Antibiotic Selection for Surgical Patients
  • CMS188v5, Initial Antibiotic Selection for Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) in Immunocompetent Patients

For More Information
CMS has posted corrections on this site and the eCQM Library Page on

Last Updated: July 20, 2017