CMS adds detail on proposed clinical quality measures for 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the full set of proposed clinical quality measures (CQMs) for 2014 as part of the agency’s EHR Incentive Programs Stage 2 meaningful use proposed rules, which were published Feb. 23.

Click here to access the CQMs, which are presented in two tables that describe each measure. According to CMS, the tables “provide additional information for eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals beyond the descriptions listed on the National Quality Forum (NQF) website.

NQF aims to improve healthcare by endorsing national consensus standards for measuring and publicly reporting on performance.

CMS cautioned that some of the measures are still in development; the descriptions in the tables may change before the final rule is published. Links have been provided for measures that have corresponding information on the NQF site. Measures without an NQF number have not yet been endorsed, CMS noted.

Public comments on the CQMs may be submitted through the federal regulations website. The deadline for comments on the proposed CQMs and other aspects of the Stage 2 proposed rule is May 7, 2012.

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