Cooking with CQL: or How to Incorporate CQL into HQMF for eCQMs

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on August 15, 2018 - 4:14am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invites you to the “Cooking with Clinical Quality Language (CQL): or How to Incorporate CQL into Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) for Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs)” webinar.

The Cooking with CQL series provides an interactive environment for measure developers. The upcoming sessions will feature open discussion from subject matter experts on the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT), show how to express measures using CQL and review questions.

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.

MIPS Quality Performance Category for Year 2 (2018) Overview Webinar

Submitted by Marissa W on August 3, 2018 - 11:00am

CMS is hosting a series of webinars on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Performance Categories for Year 2 (2018) of the Quality Payment Program. The webinars will provide an overview of the Improvement Activities and Quality performance categories for Year 2 (2018). CMS subject matter experts will cover topics including category requirements, scoring details, and data submission mechanisms.

ONC Issue Tracking System - July 31st Outage

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on August 1, 2018 - 7:21pm

This is a reminder that between 7:00 pm and 11:59 pm July 31st , 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 which enables a prompt response by forwarding your question to the entire support team. 


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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