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QDM - Quality Data Model

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on August 14, 2018 - 3:03pm

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.

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

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on August 1, 2018 - 5:43pm

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).

Now Available: Cypress v4.0

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on July 30, 2018 - 10:40am

Cypress v4.0 is now available to support 2015 Edition certification for electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM). Cypress v4.0 supports testing the Eligible Hospital / Critical Access Hospital eCQMs and Eligible Professional / Eligible Clinicians eCQMs updated for calendar year 2019 reporting.  The new v4.0 release and release notes are available on the Cypress website.

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Now Available: Updated 2018 CMS QRDA III Implementation Guide for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on July 27, 2018 - 12:04pm

Updates to the 2018 CMS QRDA III Implementation Guide

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published an updated 2018 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture Category III (QRDA III) Implementation Guide (IG) for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals (EPs). This is an update to the 2018 CMS QRDA III IG for Eligible Clinicians and EPs originally published on 11/27/2017 and updated previously on 3/12/2018.

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