Now Available: 2018 Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Logic Flows for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals

October 4, 2017 - 1:39pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the 2018 performance period electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Logic Flows for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals (EPs) to the eCQI Resource Center. The eCQM Measure Logic Flows are designed to assist in interpreting eCQM logic and calculation methodology for performance rates. The flows begin with identifying the initial population (denominator) for the measure, and then outlines the measure’s quality action (numerator) as well as reasons why the measure’s numerator was not met. 

The eCQM Logic Flows supplement eCQM specifications for the following programs:

  • Quality Payment Program: Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs)
  • Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for EPs

These flows are intended to be used as an additional resource when implementing eCQMs and should not be used in place of the measure specification. 

For More Information

Questions on the measure flows should be directed to the ONC CQM Issue Tracker. For more information about the MIPS, please visit us online at qpp.cms.gov.

Last Updated: October 4, 2017