CMS updates electronic clinical quality measures for 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has updated the electronic clinical quality measures for eligible hospitals and eligible professionals, who will use these eCQMs to report 2017 quality data to CMS.

There are 29 updated measures for eligible hospitals and 64 updated measures for eligible professionals for the 2017 performance period, defined as the measure data capture period of the calendar year between January 1 and December 31.

CMS updates the specifications each year to improve their alignment with current clinical guidelines and code systems.

The new specs are available on CMS’s eCQM Library. Additional quality measure resources can be found at the eCQI Resource Center.

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