The primary objectives of this project are to (1) develop and test new eCQMs for consideration and potential inclusion in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and (2) maintain about 50 eCQMs in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System.
CMS needs valid, reliable, and feasible clinical quality measures to shift the basis of clinician reimbursement from the volume of care toward the value of care. Quality measures rely on data collected over the course of care delivery and payment. eCQMs draw information from EHRs, which contain a wealth of clinical data stored in structured, extractable fields. EHRs are superior to administrative claims for capturing patient symptoms, treatments, and test results, which help patients and payers understand the outcomes and quality of delivered health care.
- National Committee for Quality Assurance
- Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement
- Lantana Consulting Group
- Amenity Consulting
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality