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CMS Updates Electronic Clinical Quality Measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released May 1 its update for the 2014 hospital electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM). Providers will use these updated measures to electronically report 2016 data for the following pay-for-performance programs:

  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs
  • Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program
  • Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)

Measure specifications are updated annually to improve alignment with the latest clinical guidelines.

Contact Beth Feldpush, DrPH, senior vice president of policy and advocacy, at bfeldpush@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0111 with questions.

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Matt Buechner is the policy and advocacy associate for America's Essential Hospitals.

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