CMS posts updated electronic clinical quality measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted its annual update for the 2014 electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for eligible hospitals and physicians. Providers will use these updated eCQMs to electronically report 2016 data for CMS' quality reporting programs, including the Meaningful Use program.

The update includes 29 updated measures for hospitals and 64 updated measures for physicians. CMS updates the measures each year to improve their alignment with current clinical guidelines and code systems to keep them relevant and actionable in clinical care settings. Measure stewards include CMS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Joint Commission and the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Website

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