CY 2016 Submission of Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Data Due March 13, 2017

February 15, 2017 - 5:20pm

For hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program, the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data submission deadline to submit at least four eCQMs from either Q3 2016 (July 1 – September 30) or Q4 2016 (October 1 – December 31) is Monday,March 13, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. PT. 

Note:  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the attestation deadline for providers participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program to Monday, March 13, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET.   

The successful submission of reporting on at least four eCQMs will meet the eCQM reporting requirement for the Hospital IQR Program and the Clinical Quality Measure (CQM) electronic reporting requirement for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.  For Calendar Year (CY) 2016 reporting, a successful submission is defined as reporting on at least four eCQMs from the CY 2016 Available eCQMs utilizing EHR technology certified to the 2014 or 2015 Edition. Data must be submitted through the QualityNet Secure Portal in any combination of the following: Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I files, zero denominator declarations, and/or case threshold exemptions.

To verify the status of your eCQM data submission, you may run your eCQM Submission Status Report, Submission Summary Report, and other applicable reports. Please refer to the CY 2016 eCQM Preparation Checklist for Production Files for further information.

Note: The submission of eCQMs does not meet complete program requirements for either the Hospital IQR or the Medicare EHR Incentive Programs.

More information on the Hospital IQR Program requirements can be found on the QualityNet website. Refer to the 2016 Program Requirements page of the CMS website for a complete listing of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program requirements.


  • For questions concerning the QualityNet Secure Portal, Pre-Submission Validation Application (PSVA), and file error messages, please open a ticket with the QualityNet Help Desk at
  • For questions regarding eCQM measure specifications, value sets, and appropriateness of mapping, please submit questions to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) CQM Issue Tracker at
  • For questions on the EHR Incentive Program, please contact the EHR Information Center (EHRIC) at (888) 734-6433.
  • For questions regarding the Hospital IQR Program, please contact the Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting Outreach and Education Support Team at or (844) 472-4477.

 For further assistance regarding the information contained in this message, please contact the Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting Outreach and Education Support Team at or (844) 472-4477.