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Request for Stakeholder Feedback on Draft eCQM Reading and Logic Guides

January 04, 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invites vendors and implementers to review and provide feedback on supporting resources for the upcoming electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) annual update publication for 2023 reporting. Vendors and implementors are invited to review and comment on the DRAFT Guide for Reading eCQMs and DRAFT eCQM Logic and Implementation Guidance document for 2023 reporting from January 4, 2022 to January 24, 2022 using the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Project Tracking System eCQM Issue Tracker.

  • CQM-5106: Annual Update for the 2023 Performance Period: Draft eCQM Logic and Implementation Guidance
  • CQM-5107: Annual Update for the 2023 Performance Period: Draft Guide for Reading eCQMs

Note that an ONC Project Tracking System account is required to post a question or comment. New users can create an account via the ONC Project Tracking System website.

The Guide for Reading eCQMs is designed to help providers, quality analysts, implementers, and Health Information Technology vendors understand eCQMs and eCQM-related documents. The guide provides background on an eCQM package, the building blocks of an eCQM, and an overview of understanding the human-readable format of the eCQM.

The eCQM Logic and Implementation Guidance document includes details to assist implementers, including defining how specific logic and data elements should be conceptualized and addressed during eCQM implementation. It also provides information to stakeholders on how to use ONC Project Tracking (Jira), the CMS and ONC feedback system, to provide feedback, track issues, and ask questions about measure intent, specifications, certification, standards, and issues uncovered during implementation associated with the eCQMs.

To find out more about eCQMs and CQL, visit the Electronic Clinical Quality (eCQI) Resource Center. Please sign up for and follow the eCQI Resource Center, CMS, and the ONC listservs to receive updates and announcements on the eCQM specifications’ publication and related content. Please submit questions or comments regarding eCQMs to the eCQM Issue Tracker.

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2022