CMS 2014 Clinical Quality Measures and Electronic Specifications

In 2014, the reporting of clinical quality measures (CQMs) will change for all providers. Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology that has been certified to the 2014 standards and capabilities will contain new CQM criteria, and eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) will report using the new 2014 criteria regardless of what stage of meaningful use they are participating of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.

Beginning in 2014, all Medicare EPs and eligible hospitals beyond their first year of demonstrating meaningful use must electronically report their CQM data to CMS. Medicaid EPs and eligible hospitals that are eligible only for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will report their CQM data to their state.

CMS has developed and posted new resources to help providers navigate the new CQMs.