CMS releases 2016 electronic clinical quality measure updates

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published the 2016 electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) update for eligible hospitals (EHs) and eligible professionals (EPs) to electronically report 2017 quality data for CMS reporting programs, including the Meaningful Use program. This year's updates include 29 measures for EHs and 64 measures for EPs. The new information includes an eCQM tables for EPs and EHs, eCQM specification for EPs and EHs, eCQM measure logic guidance v. 1.12 updates and technical release notes updates. Website



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