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The Data Exchange for Quality Measures Implementation Guide (IG), or DEQM, provides a framework that defines conformance profiles and guidance to enable the exchange of quality information and quality measure reporting (e.g., for transferring quality information from a health care provider to a payer). The DEQM expects to use quality measures specified in accordance with the Quality Measure IG and Quality Improvement Core Framework (QI-Core).

The DEQM IG supports the data exchange and reporting scenarios including individual reporting, summary reporting, and gaps in care reporting. Individual reporting is supported by the DEQM Individual MeasureReport profile and summary reporting is supported by the DEQM Summary MeasureReport profile. These are similar to the QRDA Category I and QRDA Category III in the QDM-CQL-QRDA paradigm.

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Last Updated: May 24, 2023