Now Available: Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Value Set Addendum for the 4th Quarter 2017 Reporting Period for Hospital Quality Reporting Programs

September 15, 2017 - 12:58pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an addendum to the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) annual update specifications published in April 2016. The addendum updates the eCQM value sets, technical release notes and the binding parameter specification for the 4th Quarter 2017 reporting period for Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). For more information, the addendum is available on the eCQI Resource Center for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals.These changes affect electronic reporting of eCQMs for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs for EHs and CAHs.

Please note that we have revised the value sets based on updates to the following terminology code systems:

  • International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision – Clinical Modification and Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-CM/PCS)
  • Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) 
  • RxNorm
  • SNOMED CT

No changes have been made to the measure logic, the Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) specifications, the value set object identifiers (OIDs), and the measure version numbers for 2017 eCQM reporting.

For More Information

Questions regarding the addendum and eCQM value sets should be submitted to the ONC CQM Issue Tracker For information about eCQM specifications and supplemental materials, visit the eCQI Resource Center