CY 2017 eCQM Resources and Tools Now Available
The following is communication from CMS.
In response to provider need, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (@CMSGov) has developed and posted updated resources to assist with the reporting of calendar year (CY) 2017 electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals. These documents include:
- CY 2017 Available eCQMs
- CY 2017 eCQM Overview
- CY 2017 Preparation Checklists for Test and Production Files
- CY 2017 EHR Report Overview
You may view these documents under the eCQM Resources pages on the QualityNet.org and QualityReportingCenter.com websites. We hope that you will find them useful as you outline the steps needed for the submission of eCQM data for CY 2017.
Hospitals and vendors are able to use the Pre-Submission Validation Application (PSVA) tool to submit test and production Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I files to the QualityNet Secure Portal for the Hospital IQR and the Medicare EHR Incentive Programs.
As a reminder, hospitals are required to submit at least eight eCQMs as any combination of QRDA Category I files with patients meeting the initial patient population of the applicable measure(s), zero denominator declarations, and/or case threshold exemptions. Using the zero denominator and case threshold exemption apply only if the hospital has EHR technology certified to report the eCQMs. Hospitals will self-select whether to report a calendar year of discharge data on a quarterly, semiannual, or annual basis prior to the February 28, 2018, 11:59 p.m. PT reporting deadline.
For additional information on the CY 2017 eCQM reporting requirements and resources for the Hospital IQR and Medicare EHR Incentive Programs, please read the full article located on the home page of QualityNet.org under QualityNet News.