In this months post, we take a look at eCQM Updates for 2016 Reporting and newly published resources.
Each year, CMS makes updates to the electronic specifications of the Clinical Quality Measures approved for submission in CMS programs.
CMS strongly encourages the implementation and use of the updates to the electronic specifications of the CQMs finalized in the Stage 2 rule for the 2015 EHR Reporting Period since those updates include new codes, logic corrections and clarifications.
Below are updates published in May 2015:
eCQMs for Eligible Professionals Table (Update: May 2015): This table contains additional up-to-date information for the EP clinical quality measures finalized in the Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program; Final Rule. Download the EP Measures Table »
eCQM Specifications for Eligible Professionals (Update: May 2015): Download the specification documentation »
eCQM Measure Logic Guidance v1.10 (Update: May 2015): This guidance document is for use with the updated Eligible Hospital and Eligible Professional measure specifications released on May1, 2015 for the 2014 Eligible Professional and Eligible Hospital electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) released on December 21, 2012. Download the eCQM Logic and Implementation Guidance »
eCQM Technical Release Notes (Update: May 2015): Download technical release notes »
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