The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is excited to announce the availability of the Measure Collaboration (MC) Workspace. The MC Workspace emerged based on feedback received through the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) Strategy Project. CMS launched the eCQM Strategy Project in conjunction with the Patients over Paperwork and quality and safety initiatives focused on improving eCQM use by reducing burden, increasing value and increasing stakeholder involvement.
The December 2019 release includes three new modules to the MC Workspace: eCQM Concepts, New eCQM Clinical Workflow, and eCQM Test Results. These new modules add to the existing eCQM Data Element Repository module that contains definitions for eCQM data elements used in CMS quality reporting and value-based programs.
The MC Workspace is hosted on the Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center, and 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 provides centralized access to resources for clinicians, quality measurement specialists, health information technology (IT) developers/vendors, and IT staff when proposing eCQM concepts, analyzing clinical workflow impact, testing eCQMs, and mapping data required for eCQMs used in CMS quality reporting programs.
The MC Workspace is made up of four modules to support measure collaboration:
- eCQM Concepts allows users to search existing measure inventories and submit new measure concepts for consideration
- New eCQM Clinical Workflow allows users to review sample clinical workflows associated with new eCQMs and an opportunity to provide feedback on anticipated challenges
- The eCQM Data Element Repository provides data definitions to aid in measure implementation and data mapping
- eCQM Test Results provides transparency into how measures are tested and allow users to express interest in participating in eCQM testing activities
For additional information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions at https://ecqi.healthit.gov/mcw-faqs. CMS encourages users to explore the Measure Collaboration (MC) Workspace and provide feedback at email@example.com.