The MC Workspace brings together a set of interconnected resources, tools, and processes to promote transparency and better interaction across stakeholder communities that develop, implement, and report electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM).
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The MC Workspace is comprised of four modules to assist clinicians, eCQM developers, implementers, and submitters during the entire eCQM lifecycle, from initial measure concept, through development, implementation, and reporting to CMS. Goals of the MC Workspace are to:
Access existing measures and the measures under consideration in the CMS Measures Inventory Tool (CMIT).
An online, searchable eCQM Data Element Repository provides all the data elements associated with eCQMs in CMS quality reporting programs, as well as the definitions for each data element. This information will improve clarity for those implementing eCQMs. Visit the eCQM Data Element Repository
The eCQM Concepts module gives users the ability to submit new measure concepts, align new measures with Meaningful Measures criteria, and identify whether similar measures exist. Feedback can help guide the measure developer to refine the concept and purpose behind a new measure to better suit the needs of the quality measurement reporting community. Visit the eCQM Concepts module.
Groups can access measure development tools in the MC Workspace and work in an iterative manner to perform measure development activities. Experts interested in a measure, measure endorsers, and other stakeholders can provide early comments, clinical workflow concerns, and guidance during the development lifecycle. Lessons learned from previous measure development efforts help developers address implementation-specific issues that arise during development. Visit the New eCQM Clinical Workflow module.
The eCQM Test Results module offers transparency into feasibility, reliability, and validity testing; a testing scorecard; and additional characteristics of test sites, including types of health IT used, number of test sites included, and rating of each data element in the testing process for select measures shared by measure developers on the MC Workspace. Visit the eCQM Test Results module.
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The Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) Concept module gives users the ability to submit new measure concepts, align new measures with Meaningful Measures criteria, and identify whether similar measures exist. Feedback can help guide the measure developer to refine the concept and purpose behind a new measure to better suit the needs of the quality measurement reporting community. Browse eCQM Concepts that have been submitted and share comments to help inform the measure development process.
If you have a measure concept in mind, follow these simple steps to propose your idea:
Propose an eCQM Concept
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The New eCQM Clinical Workflow module allows users to review measure flow and clinical context for CMS measures under development. This allows for stakeholders interested in a measure to provide comments, clinical workflow concerns, and guidance early in the measure development lifecycle. Browse the measures under development for areas of interest for your organization, review the supporting documentation, and share comments to help achieve feasible clinical workflows.
Post eCQM Clinical Workflow
The eCQM Test Results module allows users to participate in eCQM testing by providing proposed eCQMs for testing, submitting test results using a template, and viewing test results. Measure developers use testing to assess measure feasibility and determine the extent to which the required data elements are available and retrievable in the electronic health record and the extent to which they can be implemented without undue burden for performance measurement. The draft test results offer transparency into the feasibility.
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The eCQM data elements provide a listing of all data elements used in eCQMs for the selected CMS quality reporting and performance periods. Each eCQM data element includes information about the value set or the direct reference code, along with the QDM datatype and QDM attributes used by that data element.
The eCQM filter currently provides a list of the Eligible Hospital/Critical Access Hospital and Eligible Professional/Eligible Clinician measures used in CMS quality reporting programs. The individual eCQM pages provide the measure rationale and a list of all the eCQM data elements associated with the measure and information about each data element.
Note: The eCQM unions shown do not include the CQL logic criteria to fulfill them, or elements present in the embedded logic of the union. For each eCQM union, the eCQMs that use the union are listed. Please refer to the respective eCQM specification for complete logic criteria associated with the unions.
The QDM Attributes filter provides a listing of all the QDM attribute definitions that can be reused in QDM datatype definitions in eCQMs for CMS quality reporting. Each attribute includes specific details about QDM data elements including the QDM definition and where it is used within data elements.
The QDM Categories and QDM Datatypes filter provides a listing of all QDM categories and datatypes used in eCQMs for CMS quality reporting. For each QDM category and datatype, the page provides the respective definition along with the available attribute groupings for the selected QDM datatype. A QDM Category consists of a single clinical concept identified by a value set or direct reference code (DRC). A QDM Datatype is the context in which each QDM Category is used to describe a part of the clinical care process.