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Clinical Decision Support Mechanisms


A Clinical Decision Support Mechanism (CDSM) is an interactive, electronic tool for use by clinicians that communicates appropriate use criteria (AUC) information to the user and assists them in making the most appropriate treatment decision for a patient’s specific clinical condition. They may be modules within or available through certified electronic health record (EHR) technology.

Applicants Seeking CDSM Qualification

  • Applications must document current adherence to the qualified CDSM requirements under 42 CFR 414.94(g)(1) OR how and when each requirement is reasonably expected to be met.
  • CMS has not provided an application template.
  • Send applications to by January 1.

We will post qualified CDSMs to our website. All qualified CDSMs must re-apply every five years and applications must be received by January 1 during the fifth year of their approval.

Qualified Clinical Decision Support Mechanisms as of June 2018

AIM Specialty Health ProviderPortal®*
Applied Pathways CURION™ Platform
Cranberry Peak ezCDS 
eviCore healthcare's Clinical Decision Support Mechanism
MedCurrent OrderWiseTM 
Medicalis Clinical Decision Support Mechanism
National Decision Support Company CareSelect™*
National Imaging Associates RadMD
Sage Health Management Solutions Inc. RadWise®
Stanson Health's Stanson CDS
Test Appropriate CDSM*

Clinical Decision Support Mechanisms with Preliminary Qualification as of June 2018

Cerner CDS mechanism
Evinance Decision Support
Flying Aces Speed of Care Decision Support
Infinx CDSM
LogicNets' Decision Engines
New Century Health's CarePro
Reliant Medical Group CDSM

*Free Tool Available

Information Collections Under 42 CFR 414.94
OMB Control Number: 0938-1315
Expiration Date: 03/31/2020