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Clinical Quality Language (CQL) Q&As Now Available
CMS is engaging measure developers, implementers, and end users in Clinical Quality Language (CQL) development in the effort to harmonize standards between electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) and clinical decision support (CDS). CQL is an HL7 standard for trial use (STU) and is intended to replace the logic currently defined in the Quality Data Model (QDM) beginning with the QDM v5.0.
To learn more about CQL, CMS offers general and targeted CQL education sessions. Q&As gathered from previously held sessions are available on the eCQI Resource Center CQL Space at: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/cql/CQ-Qs%26As. The answers to questions are grouped by content categories and will be routinely updated with new content from future CQL sessions. If your question is not answered in a Q&A, please join us for an upcoming CQL event or submit your question to the JIRA CQL Issue Tracker.
Find more CQL educational resources including presentation slides and webinar videos at: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/cql/cql-educational-resources
CMS Issues Additional Guidance for the “Device, Order not done” Field Submission for VTE-1, VTE-2, and VTE-6 Measures for CY 2016 eCQM Reporting to the Hospital IQR and the Medicare EHR Incentive Programs
The purpose of this announcement is to notify hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued additional guidance for the “Device, Order not done” field submission for Venous thromboembolism (VTE) measures: VTE-1, VTE-2, and VTE-6 electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) for Calendar Year 2016 reporting. For more information, please view the following attachment: Device Order Not Done Guidance Announcement
Now Available: Technical QRDA-III Instructions for CY 2017 Eligible Clinician Reporting Programs (Version 0.1)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published Version 0.1 of the 2017 CMS Implementation Guide for Quality Reporting Document Architecture Category III (QRDA-III) Eligible Clinician Programs with schematrons and sample files. For more information, please view the following attachment: Technical QRDA-III Instructions
Cooking with CQL: or How to Incorporate CQL into HQMF for eCQMs Webinar
CMS invites you to a “Cooking with Clinical Quality Language (CQL): or How to Incorporate CQL into Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) for Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs)” webinar. The Cooking with CQL series provides an interactive environment for measure developers. The upcoming session will feature open discussion from subject matter experts on the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT), show how to express measures using CQL and review prepared questions.
To register for the webinar taking place on Thursday February 16, 2017 at 4:00 PM ET go to: https://battelle.webex.com/battelle/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1ff826300eba99c9244b2bb1b24ebcd0. Please submit CQL related questions to email@example.com. If you have any other questions or need additional information about this webinar, please contact Amira Elhagmusa at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Correct Common Schema Validation Errors for 2016 QRDA I Submissions Webinar
CMS invites you to the webinar titled “How to Correct Common Schema Validation Errors for 2016 QRDA I Submissions”. This presentation will provide an overview of topics related to Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I file submission for Calendar Year 2016 reporting period for the following CMS programs:
- Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR)
- Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals
- Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for Eligible Professionals
- Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
This presentation will provide a technical review of these topics:
- Common Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) Schematron errors and the process for successfully testing, validating, and submitting QRDA Category I documents
- Guidance on the Device Order, Not Done Issue
- Guidance on Single Substance Administration
Please join us for this in-depth review taking place on Friday February 17, 2017 from 2:00-3-00 PM ET. To register for the webinar, go to: https://esac-ecqm-2.webex.com/esac-ecqm-2/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec099c35576d8023bccfed8007fe23ff8. If you have any other questions or need additional information about this webinar, please contact Amira Elhagmusa at email@example.com.
For More Information:
You can find current and past QRDA Implementation Guides, Schematrons, and Sample Files on the CMS eCQM Library and the eCQI Resource Center. For questions related to the QRDA Schematron, visit the ONC QRDA JIRA Issue Tracker.
January 2016- September 2017: Implementation (Standards Development and Review)
September 2016- September 2017: Current Projects (NCCN Oncology Guidelines, IOM DIGITizE, Zika Virus, CDC Opioid)
October 2017: Evaluation
|ONC Lead||Julia Skapikfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Standards Development SME||Bryn Rhodesemail@example.com|
|Project Support||Swapna Bhatiafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|CMS Sponsor||Minet Javellanaemail@example.com|
|HL7 CDS Work Group Liaison||Howard Strasbergfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|HL7 CQI Work Group Liaison||Walter Suarezemail@example.com|
|NCCN Oncology Guidelines Project Point of Contact||Lee Surprenantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|IOM DIGITizE Project Point of Contact||Sarah Beachyemail@example.com|
|Zika Virus Project Point of Contact||Floyd Eisenbergfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|CDC Opioid Project Point of Contact||Jan Losby||JLosby@cdc.gov|