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The eCQM Data Element Repository (DERep) now includes information for 2021 reporting and performance periods. The eCQM DERep provides the data elements associated with eCQMs in CMS quality reporting programs, as well as the definitions for each data element. This information is intended to improve… Jun 09, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the 2021 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I Implementation Guide (IG), Schematron, and Sample File for Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR). The 2021 CMS QRDA I IG outlines requirements for eligible hospitals… May 28, 2020

The draft 2021 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category III Implementation Guide (IG) and Schematron for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals Programs are now available for public comment starting on May 21, 2020 and ending… May 21, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) specifications for the 2021 reporting period for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals, and the 2021 performance period for Eligible Professionals and Eligible Clinicians. CMS… May 07, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published an update to the 2020 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category III Implementation Guide (IG). The update provides information on a new COVID-19 Clinical Trials Improvement Activity for eligible clinicians for… Apr 30, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a guidance update for the Quality Data Model (QDM) version 5.5. The referenced document clarifies some of the definitions and fixes minor errata noted in the document initially published to the eCQI Resource Center in August 2019… Apr 30, 2020

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has updated the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) with several additional provisional terminology codes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 4/23/2020, the following standard terminologies (CPT®, LOINC®, and SNOMED CT®)… Apr 27, 2020

The Health Care Quality Information Systems (HCQIS) Access Roles, and Profile system (HARP) is available for Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR). HARP is a secure streamlined ID management portal which allows you to access many HQR reporting systems using “One Login” functionality.  If you have not… Apr 21, 2020

To support HHS’s ongoing response efforts to the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to direct the health IT community and healthcare providers to various resources for… Apr 09, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is supporting clinicians on the front lines by getting red tape out of the way so the healthcare delivery system can focus on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) response.  CMS is implementing additional extreme and uncontrollable… Mar 25, 2020