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Is there a way to provide a standard structure to construct a quality measure including metadata, data criteria, population criteria, based on the QDM?

This information is in the Clinical Quality Language (CQL)-based Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) Implementation Guide (IG). This document describes constraints on the HQMF Normative edition Release 1 (HQMF R1) header and body elements for the CQL-based HQMF. Volume 3 of the IG references QDM. Note, eCQMs for the 2021 and 2022 reporting/performance period use the CQL-based HQMF STU 4.0 as the QDM structure is the same for v.5.5 and the v.5.5 Guidance Update. CMS anticipates using QDM v.5.6 for the 2023 reporting/performance period and CQL-based HQMF STU 5 is under development to address QDM v5.6.

Last Updated: Jun 13, 2022