In this month’s post, we take a look at what to expect in 2014 for clinical quality measures (CQMs).
Beginning in 2014, the reporting of CQMs will change for all providers. EHR technology that has been certified to the 2014 Edition standards and certification criteria will have been tested for enhanced CQM-related capabilities, Eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) will be required to report using the new 2014 criteria regardless of whether they are participating in Stage 1 or Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. Although clinical quality measure (CQM) reporting has been removed as a core objective for both Eligible Professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals and CAHs, all providers are required to report on CQMs in order to demonstrate meaningful use.
- In 2014, EPs must report on 9 of the 64 approved CQMs (must cover at least 3 of the National Quality Strategy domains)
- Beginning in 2014, all Medicare-eligible providers beyond their first year of demonstrating meaningful use must electronically report their CQM data to CMS
To view more information about 2014 CQMs on the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website, go to cms.gov.