CMS Releases Updates to 2014 eCQMs for EHs and EPs

According to a news release, on May 1 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services posted the annual update for the 2014 electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for eligible hospitals and eligible professionals.  The release states, “providers will use these updated measures to electronically report 2016 quality data for CMS quality reporting programs, including the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Inpatient Quality Reporting Program (IQR), and the EHR Incentive Programs.”

The updated measure specifications are available on the CMS website and include:

  • 29 updated measures for eligible hospitals
  • 64 updated measures for eligible professionals

All of the 2015 updated measure specifications have been re-specified using QDM 4.1.2 based-HQMF version R 2.1.”

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