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Eligible Hospital / Critical Access Hospital eCQMs

The electronic clinical quality measuresinfo-icon (eCQMsinfo-icon) are updated for calendar year 2019 reporting for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and the Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability programs for Eligible Hospitalsinfo-icon and Critical Access Hospitalsinfo-icon. Measures will not be eligible for 2019 reporting unless and until they are proposed and finalized through notice-and-comment rulemaking for each applicable program.

Each year, CMS makes updates to the eCQMs adopted for submission in CMS programs. CMS requires the use of updated eCQMs for all its quality programs because they include updated codes, logic corrections, and clarifications. Reporting eCQMinfo-icon data to the Hospital IQR Program and for aligned credit for reporting of eCQMs to the Promoting Interoperability programs requires that hospitals use the most current version of the eCQMs identified below for the applicable reporting period.

In addition, CMS may publish addenda to the eCQM updates.  The addenda provide updates to the codes used in value setsinfo-icon based on code systeminfo-icon changes.

CMS has updated eCQMs for potential inclusion in these programs

Use the eCQM Materials and follow the eCQM Implementation Checklist to update your electronic health record and processes for eCQM use and reporting.

2020 Reporting Period Eligible Hospital / Critical Access Hospital eCQMs
For Use eCQM Materials Published
Jan 1 – Dec 31 2020 Mar 2019
Last Updated: February 8, 2019