ACO Quality Changes Stall Drive to the Future

By Megan Reyna MSN RN & Jennifer Gasperini – ACOs will be required to report MIPS CQMs by 2025. CMS stated goal in transitioning to these new reporting approaches is to decrease administrative burden by replacing CMS’ existing manual reporting system, with electronic quality reporting.

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NAACOS Calls for a Rethinking of Medicare ACO Quality Reporting

In formal comments submitted in response to the proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations called on the Biden administration to hold off on requiring clinical quality measures to be reported electronically until data interoperability is widely available.

Now Available: 2021 Change Review Process (CRP)

CMS announces the availability of the 2021 Change Review Process for electronic clinical quality measures. The CRP provides eCQM users the opportunity to review and comment on draft changes to the eCQM specifications and supporting resources under consideration by the measure steward.

QPP eCQM Annual Update

CMS has published the Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) Annual Update Pre-Publication Document, which describes changes in the standards and code system versions used in the updated eCQMs for potential use in CMS quality reporting programs for the 2022 reporting/performance period.