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HQR System Update Impacting eCQMs

An announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):

As of November 3, the HQR System has been updated and is no longer validating units within the PQ data type.

This impacts the following electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs):

  1. VTE-1
  2. VTE-2
  3. STK-5

As we continue to enhance the HQR system, we’ll keep you informed about any changes.

For further assistance regarding the information contained in this message, please contact the CCSQ Service Center at, or by calling, toll-free 866.288.8912 (TTY: 877.715.6222), weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.



Last Updated: May 24, 2023