Clinical Quality Measures for Reporting Period 2017

Meaningful Use

The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provide a financial incentive for the meaningful use of certified EHR technology to achieve health and efficiency goals. By implementing and meaningfully using an EHR system, providers will reap benefits beyond financial incentives – such as reduction in errors, availability of records and data, reminders and alerts, clinical decision support, and e-prescribing/refill automation.

EHR Information Center

CMS has created a helpdesk to answer any questions related to Meaningful Use.  Their hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.  The number is 1-888-734-6433 (TTY users: 1-888-734-6563).

Clinical Quality Measures:

To successfully demonstrate Meaningful Use, EPs are also required to report clinical quality measures (CQMs) that are specific to the EP.   All providers must use EHR technology that has been certified to the latest standards and capabilities that contains new CQM criteria. Providers will report using the criteria set forth in 2014 regardless of whether they are in Stage 1 or Stage 2 of Meaningful Use.  CQMs may be reported electronically, or via attestation.

  • The EP must report on 9 out of 64 available CQMs.
  • NOTE:  You will only be able to select CQMs that are certified for ChartMaker® Medical Suite.  A complete list of the 64 available CQMs can be found at:  http://tinyurl.com/o45jr6c

  • The CQMs selected must cover at least 3 of the 6 available National Quality Strategy (NQS) domains.  The domains include:
  • 1. Patient and Family Engagement

    2. Patient Safety

    3. Care Coordination

    4. Population / Public Health

    5. Efficient Use of Healthcare Resources

    6. Clinical Process / Effectiveness

  • Exclusions may be available per objective
  • All Medicare-eligible providers beyond their first year of demonstrating meaningful use must electronically report their CQM data to CMS. (Medicaid EPs that are eligible only for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will electronically report their CQM data to their state.)
  • Listed below are the CQMs that ChartMaker® Clinical is currently certified for. 

    You must select your 9 CQMs from this list:

    Click here to download a PDF of this information

    * SNOMED codes may be required to be linked in order to meet the requirements of this measure.  For details, see our Meaningful Use User Manual.

    Measure:

    Domain:

    Care Coordination

    Clinical Process/Effectiveness

    Patient Safety

    Population/Public Health

    Clinical Process/Effectiveness

    Patient & Family Engagement

    Clinical Process/Effectiveness

    Clinical Process/Effectiveness

    Clinical Process/Effectiveness

    Clinical Process/Effectiveness

    Clinical Process/Effectiveness

    Clinical Process/Effectiveness

    Clinical Process/Effectiveness

    Clinical Process/Effectiveness

    Clinical Process/Effectiveness

    Clinical Process/Effectiveness

    Population/Public Health

    Clinical Process/Effectiveness

    Efficient Use of Healthcare Resources

    Population/Public Health

    Clinical Process/Effectiveness

    Efficient Use of Healthcare Resources

    Population/Public Health

    Patient Safety

    Clinical Process/Effectiveness

    Efficient Use of Healthcare Resources

    Clinical Process/Effectiveness

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