Annual Updates to eCQM Specifications
Each year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updates the electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for potential inclusion in CMS quality reporting programs. CMS requires the implementation and use of the updates because they include new codes, logic corrections and clarifications.
The eCQMs and supporting materials for their implementation are now located on the electronic clinical quality improvement (eCQI) Resource Center:
- Eligible Professionals (EP)/Eligible Clinicians*
- Eligible Hospitals (EH)/Critical Access Hospital (CAH)
*Eligible clinicians participate in the Quality Payment Program through the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (Advanced APM).
For information regarding 2013 and 2014 Clinical Quality Measures and 2015 CQM Reporting Options, please refer to the links below.