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Second Quarter CY 2017 Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators Available
CMS Issues Addendum To eCQM Specifications
Medical Staff Leadership Credentialing and Privileging Workshop
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Courtyard by Marriott, Columbia, Mo.
HIDI Tech Connect
Staff Contacts: Josette Bax
HIDI has refreshed the readmissions, hospital-acquired conditions and AHRQ quality indicators data within HIDI Analytic Advantage® PLUS to include measure calculations based on the second quarter of calendar year 2017 discharge data. These quality data updates are included in various reports in the following Analytic Advantage PLUS locations.
Quality > Benchmarking
Quality > Readmissions
Quality > Strategic Quality Initiatives
If you have technical questions regarding these measures, please contact Josette Bax, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about accessing the website or running these reports, please contact HIDI.
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Quality and Population Health
Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued an addendum to the electronic clinical quality measure annual update specifications published in April. The addendum updates the eCQM value sets, technical release notes and the binding parameter specifications for the fourth quarter 2017 reporting period for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals. The changes affect electronic reporting of eCQMs for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs. The addendum is available on the eCQI Resource Center. Changes to the 2017 fourth-quarter reporting period eCQM value sets are available through the National Library of Medicine’s Value Set Authority Center. Measure implementers should review these changes to ensure their submissions comply with the updated requirements.
The value sets were revised based on updates to the following terminology code systems.
No changes were made to the measure logic, health quality measure format specifications, value set object identifiers and measure version numbers for 2017 eCQM reporting.
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