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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is notifying hospitals and vendors that the Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) system is now accepting electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data for the calendar year (CY) 2020 reporting period. The HQR System has been updated to accept… Posted on Oct 30, 2020

As part of the ongoing effort to modernize the Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) systems, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is changing how the HQR user interface will provide access to view and download reports for previously submitted data. Beginning 12/15/2020, historical… Posted on Oct 28, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I Conformance Statement Resource to support calendar year (CY) 2020 electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting for the: Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR… Posted on Oct 21, 2020

This presentation will review resources that support calendar year (CY) 2020 electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and the Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program* (*Specific to the Medicare Promoting… Posted on Oct 19, 2020

One of the promises of electronic health records (EHRs) is that they may enable automated clinical quality measure reporting. EHRs are increasingly important data sources for measure development due to their wide use and ability to capture both structured and unstructured data. While the increased… Posted on Oct 16, 2020

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) extended the deadline for United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) ONC New Data Element and Class (ONDEC) submissions to October 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET. Additionally, ONC released an updated USCDI ONDEC Prep… Posted on Oct 07, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce the publication of Version 16 of the Blueprint for the CMS Measures Management System, which is now available on the Measures Management System website. The Blueprint team reviewed more than 900 reviewer comments and… Posted on Sep 28, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces the availability of the 2020 Change Review Process (CRP) for electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs). The CRP provides eCQM users the opportunity to review and comment on draft changes to the eCQM specifications and supporting… Posted on Sep 21, 2020

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is providing more opportunities to submit feedback and input into standards and interoperability efforts. They have launched the inaugural Standards Version Advancement Process (SVAP) comment period, alongside the annual… Posted on Sep 09, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted additional guidance for using the Quality Reporting Document Architecture I (QRDA I) format to represent telehealth encounters for the Eligible Professional and Eligible Clinician electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) used in… Posted on Sep 09, 2020