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Outpatient Quality Reporting eCQMs

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2024 Reporting Period Outpatient Quality Reporting Resources for eCQMs
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eCQM Resources Short Description Published
Implementation checklist May 2023
Assists implementers and measured entities with information on how to read eCQM specifications May 2023
List of eCQMs available for use  Nov 2023
eCQM technical specifications May 2023
MAT-CGL specifications May 2023
Value sets used with eCQMs and Hybrid Measures May 2023
eCQM Direct Reference Codes used in eCQMs May 2023
Value set metadata May 2023
Assists implementers and measured entities with how to use eCQMs and report issues May 2023
Tools and standards versions measure developers used to create eCQMs and versions of standards and tools used for their reporting Mar 2023
Year over year changes to eCQMs, including logic and terminology May 2023
Year over year changes to eCQMs, including logic and terminology May 2023
Assists implementers and measured entities with steps to take to calculate an eCQM Aug 2023
Format for reporting eCQMs to CMS Aug 2023
Rules to validate eCQM reports with samples Aug 2023
Standards and code system versions for the eCQM Annual Update Feb 2023
2024 Reporting Period Outpatient Quality Reporting eCQMs
Total number of OQR eCQMs: 1
Title Short Name CMS eCQM ID CBE ID* Telehealth Eligible* Download Specifications Notes
Appropriate Treatment for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Patients in the Emergency Department (ED)


CMS996v4 3613e No

There are known issues on CMS996v4. See issues EKI-25 and EKI-26 on the ONC eCQM Known Issues Dashboard for details.

Each year, CMS updates the electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for potential use in CMS quality reporting programs and publishes them on the eCQI Resource Center. CMS updates the specifications annually to align with current clinical guidelines and code systems so they remain relevant and actionable within the clinical care setting. CMS requires the use of the most current version of the eCQMs as specified and intended for the applicable reporting periods for all quality reporting programs. Find additional information on Hospital OQR measures on QualityNet.

CMS developed and finalized specifications for the ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) for use in the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program beginning with the voluntary calendar year (CY) 2023 reporting period followed by mandatory CY 2024 reporting period and subsequent years.

For hospital outpatient reporting guidance, visit QualityNet and the Quality Reporting Center for specific program reporting education.

Submit questions about the use of this eCQM in the CMS Hospital OQR Program to the QualityNet Question Answer Site.

Submit questions related to the OQR eCQM specifications, logic, data elements, standards, or resources in the eCQM Tracker - ONC Project Tracking System (Jira).

Last Updated: May 01, 2024