CMS updates the specifications annually to align with current clinical guidelines and code systems, so they remain relevant and actionable within the clinical care setting. These updated eCQMs are for potential inclusion in the following programs:
Quality Payment Program: The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (Advanced APMs)
Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)
The Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs
The Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program
Measures will not be eligible for 2020 reporting unless and until they are proposed and finalized through notice-and-comment rulemaking for each applicable program.
Visit the eCQI Resource Center for more information on eCQMs, as well as about measures under consideration that have not been finalized for use in a CMS program.
To provide feedback on the updated eCQMs, visit the eCQM Issue Tracker. To submit technical questions and issues related to the development and implementation of the CQL standard, visit theCQL Issue Tracker.