CHA News Article

CMS Releases 2014 Clinical Quality Measure E-Specifications

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released e-specifications and value sets for clinical quality measures (CQMs) required for the 2014 Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive programs. Eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals will report quality measures using the new CQM criteria, which have been certified to 2014 standards and capabilities. Hospitals will use the new criteria regardless of whether they are participating in Stage 1 or Stage 2 of the EHR incentive program.  In addition, this release includes implementation guides and a 2014 CQM tip sheet outlining the changes in both the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs for 2013 and beyond. CHA encourages providers to begin reviewing the CQM e-specifications at