CMS Updates cEQM Table for ECs and EPs for 2017 Performance Period

March 2017~

CMS has published an updated table accompanying the 2016 electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) specifications for the 2017 performance period.

The updated table removes the previous meaningful use domains and now aligns with the domains listed in Calendar Year (CY) 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), as well as the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) tracks of the Quality Payment Program.

According to CMS, the electronic specifications are fully developed and represent the eCQMs for the ambulatory and inpatient hospital quality reporting programs. CMS will update the eCQM Library page as changes are made to the final measure requirements.

A pdf outlining Additional information regarding ECQMs for CMS reporting programs for eligible professionals and eligible clinicians can be seen on the CMS website (pdf).


Source(s): American Institute of Healthcare Compliance, March 2017; CMS eCQM Library, March 2017; CMS (pdf), March 2017; FierceHealthcare, March 2017;