CMS, ONC reveal two new draft clinical quality measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT have released two additional draft electronic clinical quality measures (CQMs) for review, download, testing and public comment. 

The new CQMs may possibly be included in federal programs, including the Meaningful Use program. The new measures are "immunizations by 13 years of age - HPV" and "immunizations by 3 years of age - meningococcus, tetanus and diphtheria." AHRQ has made the measures available via its United States Health Information Knowledgebase, an online, publicly accessible registry and repository of healthcare related data, metadata, and standards. Website

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