The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program has selected the hospitals for the validation of electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) for Calendar Year (CY) 2019 (Fiscal Year [FY] 2022 payment determination). The CY 2019 quarters eligible for validation for FY 2022 payment determination are first quarter 2019 through fourth quarter 2019.
PLEASE NOTE: CMS has granted exceptions in response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), including eCQM validation, to assist health care providers while they direct their resources toward caring for their patients and ensuring the health and safety of patients and staff.
Specific details regarding these exceptions have been communicated in the following Guidance Memo released by CMS on March 27, 2020.
eCQM validation resources, including the eCQM FY 2022 Validation Fact Sheet, are also available on QualityNet. To access, select [Hospitals–Inpatient], and then [Data Management], followed by [eCQM Data Validation], and lastly [Resources]: https://www.qualitynet.org/inpatient/data-management/ecqm-data-validation/resources
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 https://cmsqualitysupport.service-now.com/qnet_qa or (844) 472-4477.