Standards

Now Available for a Second Opportunity to Submit Public Comment: Draft 2019 CMS QRDA III Implementation Guide for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on August 30, 2018 - 2:50pm

Visit the JIRA Website to Submit Official Comments by September 21, 2018

The draft 2019 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category III Implementation Guide (IG) for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals has been posted for a second opportunity to submit public comment starting on August 31, 2018 and ending on September 21, 2018. The 2019 CMS QRDA III IG will help eligible clinicians and eligible professionals report electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) starting in the calendar year 2019 reporting period.

Now Available: Quality Data Model (QDM) v5.4 August 2018 Publication

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on August 29, 2018 - 12:57pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published the Quality Data Model (QDM), v5.4. The standard has been updated to align with the emerging standard, Health Level Seven International (HL7) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) and add increased explicit capabilities. Support for these features and modifications will be implemented in the production version of the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) to be released in the fall of 2018 (MAT v5.6).

Coming Soon in September: CMS Hospital Quality Reporting System Will Open for Calendar Year 2018 Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Data

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on August 27, 2018 - 11:25pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to provide an update to hospitals and vendors that the Hospital Quality Reporting system is on track to become available the week of September 10, 2018 to accept electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data for the Calendar Year (CY) 2018 reporting period. The system, accessible via the QualityNet Secure Portal, is being updated to accept Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I test and production files utilizing the CY 2018 requirements.

QDM - Quality Data Model

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on August 24, 2018 - 1:36pm

What is the Quality Data Model (QDM)?

The Quality Data Model (QDM) is an information model that defines relationships between patients and clinical concepts in a standardized format to enable electronic quality performance measurement. The model is the current structure for electronically representing quality measure concepts for stakeholders involved in electronic quality measurement development and reporting. The QDM is currently being aligned with other relevant clinical decision support (CDS) standards.