Measure Collaboration (MC) Workspace
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).
MC Workspace Components
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:
- Provide detailed data element definitions to support implementation
- Achieve harmonization across measures, data elements, and value sets
- Improve alignment of measure concepts with clinical need and newly published guidelines
- Demonstrate how new measures fill existing quality reporting gaps
- Increase involvement by clinical experts and electronic health record (EHR) vendors during measure development
- Offer transparency of test results during measure development
- Provide notification of updates to measures under development
Access existing measures and the measures under consideration in the CMS Measures Inventory Tool (CMIT).
eCQM Data Element Repository (DERep)
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.
eCQM Test Results
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.
Featured Research Resources
Browse these featured external sites to identify whether a similar measure concept exists or to get more information about CMS measures