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Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) Now a Normative Standard

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on July 19, 2017 - 3:38pm

The Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) is a Health Level Seven (HL7) standard for representing a health quality measure as an electronic document. HQMF, previously a draft standard for trial use (DSTU), is now a normative standard and is available for download by HL7 members. This latest version has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a normative standard.

Now Available: Updated CMS Measures Inventory and the Measures under Development (MUD) List

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on July 19, 2017 - 3:31pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Measures Inventory and the Measures under Development (MUD) list have been updated and publicly posted on the CMS website on July 6th.  The Inventory includes 30 programs, 2,180 unique measures - including the addition of the eCQMs, and is accompanied by the CMS Measures Inventory User Guide.  The MUD List contains 30 programs and 535 unique measures.  The next public posting will be in Fe

CMS Releases the CY 2018 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on July 19, 2017 - 12:15pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the CY 2018 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule. It is currently on display and accessible on the Federal Register; please see pages 418 - 438 and 779 - 780 for the preamble and proposed regulation text regarding the Medicare Appropriate Use Criteria for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Program.

Resource Center Education

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on July 18, 2017 - 9:36am

eCQI Resource Center Live Demonstrations - January 2017

An updated live demonstration of the eCQI Resource Center website was presented on January 11, 2017.  Links to the YouTube video and slides from the live demonstration are provided below.

Now Available: 2018 CMS QRDA I HQR Implementation Guide, Schematron, and Sample Files

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on July 14, 2017 - 3:58pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the 2018 Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) Implementation Guide (IG), Schematron, and sample files.

CY 2017/FY 2019 Steps to Successful eCQM Submissions for Hospital Reporting

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on July 11, 2017 - 11:08am

Agenda: This presentation will provide an overview of the steps for successful submission of Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I files for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. 

Objectives: Participants will be able to:

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