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Now Available: Cypress™ v7.0

June 28, 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announce the release of Cypress v7.0 as of June 23, 2022. The new release, along with release notes, are available on the Cypress website.

Version 7.0 includes the fully integrated Cypress Validation Utility + Calculation Check (CVU+) supporting the 2015 Edition Certification for the ONC Certification Program for electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM). This version also supports testing the Eligible Hospital/Critical Access Hospital eCQMs and the Eligible Clinician eCQMs updated for calendar year 2022 and 2023 reporting.

Cypress v7.0 Features

  • Supports the 2015 Edition §170.315(c)(1), §170.315(c)(2), §170.315(c)(3), and §170.315(c)(4) certification criteria.
  • Supports the 2015 Edition 21st Century Cures update to §170.315(c)(3).
  • Enforces reporting requirements defined by the CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Implementation Guides.
  • For the 2022 Reporting Period:
    • Supports validation with Health Level Seven International (HL7) Clinical Document Architecture (CDA®) Release 2 Implementation Guide: QRDA I, Release 1, Standard for Trial Use (STU) Release 5.2 – US Realm
    • Supports validation with HL7 CDA® Release 2 Implementation Guide: QRDA III, Release 1, STU Release 2.1 – US Realm
  • For the 2023 Reporting Period:
    • Supports validation with HL7 CDA® Release 2 Implementation Guide: QRDA I, Release 1, Standard for Trial Use (STU) Release 5.3 – US Realm
    • Supports validation with HL7 CDA® Release 2 Implementation Guide: QRDA III, Release 1
  • Supports the eCQMs for eReporting for the 2022 Reporting Period (eCQM value sets as of May 6, 2021).
  • Supports the eCQMs for eReporting for the 2023 Reporting Period (eCQM value sets as of May 5, 2022).

CVU+ Features

  • Supports validation with the CMS Implementation Guides for QRDA Category I – Implementation Guide for 2022 and 2023.
  • Supports validation with the CMS Implementation Guides for QRDA Category III – Implementation Guide for 2022 and preliminary support for 2023.
Last Updated: Jul 05, 2022