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The Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (IT) (ONC) has released the Draft United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) Version 2. The Draft USCDI v2 is the result of wide-ranging public input into the elements that should be included to enhance the… Posted on Jan 12, 2021

Join CMS on March 2-3, 2021 for the virtual 2021 CMS Quality Conference. Sign up to receive the most up-to-date information regarding registration opening and conference details at Sign up – CMS Quality Conference. Posted on Dec 18, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted an updated 2021 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I Schematron for Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR). The Schematron provides technical instructions for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals to… Posted on Dec 16, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an update to the 2021 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category III Implementation Guide (IG) for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals to support Calendar Year (CY) 2021 reporting. The update includes… Posted on Dec 14, 2020

In a recently launched CMS-supported project, the National Quality Forum (NQF) will convene a multistakeholder Committee to identify best practices to leverage electronic health record (EHR) sourced measures to improve care communication and coordination quality measurement in an all-payer, cross-… Posted on Dec 02, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is continuing to focus on the testing of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standards for use with electronic clinical quality measurement in the upcoming Virtual HL7 FHIR Connectathon taking place January 13-15, 2021. As a… Posted on Nov 25, 2020

More great news about the Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) platform... at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), we are making progress on our mission to modernize the HQR System. Today, we want to share some news about the new Reports Tool and our roadmap for providing this… Posted on Nov 24, 2020

Last week, ONC released the final 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan. The Plan defines a set of goals, objectives, and strategies that guide the federal government in supporting the access, exchange, and use of electronic health information to connect healthcare with health data. The Plan… Posted on Nov 03, 2020

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