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CMS Announces Updates to eCQM Value Sets for 2019 Reporting and Performance Periods

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on September 18, 2018 - 10:17pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will publish updates to the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) value sets to align with the most recent releases to terminologies, including, but not limited to, International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 Clinical Modification (CM) and Procedure Coding System (PCS), SNOMED CT, LOINC, RxNorm, and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT).

CMS Publishes Updates to eCQM Value Sets for 2019 Reporting and Performance Periods

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on September 17, 2018 - 11:23am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) published updates to the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) value sets to align with the most recent releases to terminologies, including, but not limited to, International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 Clinical Modification (CM) and Procedure Coding System (PCS), SNOMED CT, LOINC, and RxNorm.

Eligible Hospital / Critical Access Hospital eCQMs

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on September 14, 2018 - 9:40pm

The electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) are updated for calendar year 2019 reporting for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and the Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability programs for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals. Measures will not be eligible for 2019 reporting unless and until they are proposed and finalized through notice-and-comment rulemaking for each applicable program.

Eligible Professional / Eligible Clinician eCQMs

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on September 14, 2018 - 9:40pm

The electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) are updated for calendar year 2019 reporting for eligible clinicians participating in the Quality Payment Program (QPP): the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (Advanced APMs); Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+); and eligible professionals participating in the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program. Measures will not be eligible for 2019 reporting unless and until they are proposed and finalized through notice-and-comment rulemaking for each applicable program.

ONC Issue Tracking System - September 21st Outage

Submitted by Marissa W on September 14, 2018 - 6:45am

This is a reminder that between 6:00 pm and 11:59 pm EST September 21st , 2018, the ONC Issue Tracking System JIRA and Confluence instances will be down for routine maintenance and will not be available for use. 

Should you have any questions, please send an email to onc-jira-questions@healthit.gov which enables a prompt response by forwarding your question to the entire support team. 

 

Now Available: CMS Hospital Quality Reporting System is Now Open for Calendar Year 2018 Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Data

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on September 13, 2018 - 11:12am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to notify hospitals and vendors that as of September 12, 2018, the Hospital Quality Reporting system is available to accept eCQM data for the Calendar Year (CY) 2018 reporting period. The system, accessible via the QualityNet Secure Portal, has been updated to accept Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I test and production files utilizing the CY 2018 requirements.

FY 2019 IPPS/LTCH PPS Final Rule: Overview of eCQM Reporting and Promoting Interoperability Programs

Submitted by Marissa W on September 12, 2018 - 5:30am

This Outreach and Education webinar for participants in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and the Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs (previously known as the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs) is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

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