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Visit the eCQM Issue Tracker to Review eCQM Draft Measure Packages for 2025 Reporting/Performance Periods

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invites vendors and interested parties to review and provide feedback on draft electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) specifications that include logic and header changes for eCQMs under consideration for CMS quality reporting and payment programs.

This opportunity will allow CMS to learn from electronic health record (EHR) vendors and interested parties who have the technical capabilities to review the draft measures in the Clinical Quality Language (CQL) standard for logic expression and test the Health Quality Measures Format (HQMF) code by directly consuming machine readable XML files for eCQMs. Testing will help CMS to identify instances in which the XML code produces errors so that issues can be resolved prior to posting the fully specified measures in spring 2024. The draft measures in HTML, XML, and JSON formats are available January 29, 2024 through February 9, 2024 on the ONC Project Tracking System eCQM Issue Tracker via the following Jira tickets: 

Please report questions and comments regarding the draft measure packages to the eCQM Issue Tracker tickets listed above.

The updated eCQMs will be available on the eCQI Resource Center in spring 2024. The measures will be expressed using CQL logic and will continue to use the Quality Data Model (QDM) as the conceptual model to express clinical concepts contained within quality measures. Refer to the QDM v5.6 and CQL standard v1.5.2 to better understand how they work together to provide eCQMs that are human readable, yet structured for electronic processing. Measures will not be eligible for 2025 reporting unless and until they are proposed and finalized through notice-and-comment rulemaking for each applicable program.

For More Information

To find out more about eCQMs and CQL, visit the eCQI Resource Center Getting Started with eCQMs and CQL pages. 

Last Updated: Feb 13, 2024