The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) Annual Update Pre-Publication Document, which describes changes in the standards and code set versions used in the updated measures for potential use in CMS quality reporting programs for 2019 reporting/performance.
This document reflects changes that will go into effect for the 2019 reporting/performance period.
The Pre-Publication Document is designed to help health information technology developers, Eligible Professionals, Eligible Clinicians, and Eligible Hospitals prepare for the 2019 reporting/performance period through transparent pre-release of expected standards and code system versions.
The eCQM annual update for 2019 reporting/performance is expected to be available Spring 2018. Please follow the electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center, CMS, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) listservs to receive updates and announcements on the eCQM Annual Update publication and related supporting materials.
Please submit questions or comments regarding the standards being used or the upcoming eCQM annual update to the eCQM Issue Tracker.
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