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Now Available: New eCQM Resources, eCQM Strategy Project Outcomes Report, and CMS Measure Collaboration Workspace Updates

August 18, 2020 - 10:54am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announce the availability of new electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) educational resources on the eCQI Resource Center, a summary of the eCQM Strategy project, and enhancements to the Measure Collaboration (MC) Workspace.

New eCQM Resources:

New eCQM resources for your use are posted on the eCQM Education page and include:

  • eCQM Basics, a one-page introductory document on eCQMs; 
  • eCQM Communications, a one-page document that lists helpdesks, websites, listservs, and other resources for stakeholders to reference and/or follow for eCQMs related communications; and
  • Measure Collaboration Workspace webinar series recordings: Session One: eCQI Resource Center, Hybrid Measure, Measure Collaboration Workspace, and the CMS Measures Inventory Tool; Session Two: eCQM Flows and Clinical Flow Prototype; Session Three: eCQM Data Element Repository

 eCQM Strategy Project Outcomes Report:

The eCQM Strategy Project Outcomes Report provides a brief overview of activities to support CMS’s strategic goal of putting people first by improving customer service and the development and reporting of eCQMs used in CMS quality and value-based purchasing programs.

MC Workspace Enhancements:

The MC Workspace brings together a set of interconnected resources, tools, and processes to promote clarity, transparency, and better interaction across stakeholder communities that develop, implement, and report eCQMs. The MC Workspace enhancements include:

  • A simplified process for submitting eCQM Concept ideas to CMS for review
  • An interactive MC Workspace graphic to easily access the desired module
  • Updated eCQM Data Element Repository for the 2021 quality reporting/performance period

CMS encourages users to explore the eCQI Resource Center and the Measure Collaboration (MC) Workspace and provide feedback at ecqi-resource-center@hhs.gov.

Last Updated: Aug 19, 2020