eCQM Archived Events

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  • FY 2018 IPPS Final Rule: Overview of the Hospital IQR Program and Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs Specific to eCQMs and MU Requirements — 1 C.E.

    Date: September 12, 2017
    Time(s): 2:00 PM ET

    Description:

    This presentation will provide participants with an overview of the fiscal year (FY) 2018 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) final rule, published on August 14, 2017. This FY 2018 IPPS final rule webinar reviews electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting requirements for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs for hospitals and other meaningful use (MU) requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.

    Speaker(s):

    • Grace H. Snyder, JD, MPH
      Program Lead, Hospital IQR and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Programs, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    • Mihir P. Patel, MHA
      Lead, Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient Quality Reporting Program Data Validation, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality
    • Lisa Marie Gomez, MPA, MPH
      Health Insurance Specialist, Division of Electronic and Clinical Quality, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality
    • Kathleen Johnson, BS, RN
      Health Insurance Specialist, EHR Incentive Programs, Division of Health Information Technology, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality
    • Steven E. Johnson, MS
      Health Insurance Specialist, EHR Incentive Programs, Division of Health Information Technology, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, CMS.

    Event Documentation:

  • Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule: Acute Care Hospital Quality Reporting Programs Overview — 1 C.E.

    Date: August 29, 2017
    Time(s): 2:00 PM ET

    Description:

    This presentation will provide participants with the FY 2018 Hospital IPPS for Acute Care Hospitals Final Rule. This discussion will address the Final Rule’s impact on the following programs:

    • Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program
    • Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program
    • Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program (HACRP)
    • Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP)

    Moderator(s):

    • Candace Jackson, RN
      Project Lead, Inpatient Quality ReportingHospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education Support Contractor

    Speaker(s):

    • Grace H. Snyder, JD, MPH
      gram Lead, Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Center for Clinical Standards & Quality, CMS
    • Mihir P. Patel, MHA
      Lead, Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient Quality Reporting Program Data Validation, CMS
    • Elizabeth Bainger, DNP, RN, CPHQ
      Program Lead, Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, CMS
    • Lauren Lowenstein, MPH, MSW
      Acting Program Lead, Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, CMS

    Event Documentation:

  • CY 2017/FY 2019 Steps to Successful eCQM Submissions for Hospital Reporting — 1 C.E.

    Date: July 25, 2017
    Time(s): 2:00 PM ET

    Description:

    This presentation will provide an overview of the steps for successful submission of Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I files for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.

    Speaker(s):

    • Artrina Sturges, EdD
      Project Lead, Medicare IQR-EHR
    • Jennifer Seeman
      Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) EHR Program Manager Portfolio, Program and Project Management (PM3) SC
    • Michael Holck
      Director of Software Engineering

    Event Documentation:

  • FY 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule: Overview of the Hospital IQR Program and Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs Proposals Specific to eCQMs and Meaningful Use Requirements — 1 C.E.

    Date: May 9, 2017
    Time(s): 2:00 PM ET

    Description:

    Note: Proposed Rule comment period ended June 13, 2017

    This presentation will provide participants with an overview of the proposals in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule, issued on April 14, 2017, related to electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting requirements for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs for hospitals and other Meaningful Use (MU) requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. An overview will also be provided regarding how to submit formal comments to become a matter of record and receive response in the Final Rule.

    Speaker(s):

    • Grace H. Im, JD, MPH
      Program Lead, Hospital IQR and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Programs (VBP), Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, CMS
    • Lisa Marie Gomez, MPA, MPH
      Health Insurance Specialist, Division of Electronic and Clinical Quality, CMS
    • Kathleen Johnson, BS, RN
      Health Insurance Specialist, EHR Incentive Programs, Division of Health Information Technology (DHIT), CMS
    • Steven Johnson, MS
      Health Insurance Specialist, EHR Incentive Programs, DHIT, CMS

    Event Documentation:

  • CMS QRDA Implementation Guide Changes for CY 2017 Hospital Quality Reporting — 1 C.E.

    Date: March 28, 2017
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    Event Documentation:

    This presentation will provide an overview of the changes to the 2017 QRDA Implementation Guide, including changes made from Calendar Year (CY) 2016 to CY 2017. The presentation will also provide an overview of updates to the Health Level Seven (HL7) base standard Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I Implementation Guide.

    Speakers:
    Yan Heras, PhD
    Principal Informaticist
    ESAC, Inc.
    Artrina Sturges, EdD
    Project Lead
    Medicare IQR-EHR Incentive Program Alignment, Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education SC

    Event Resources:

  • Question and Answer Session II –CY 2016 eCQM Reporting — 1 C.E.

    Date: February 27, 2017
    Time(s): 3 pm ET

    This presentation is the second of two sessions devoted to addressing submitter questions related to the mandatory electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) submission process for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs for Calendar Year (CY) 2016.

    Speakers:

    Jennifer Seeman
    Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) EHR Program Manager
    Portfolio, Program, and Project Management (PM3) Support Contractor (SC)

    Artrina Sturges, EdD
    Project Lead
    Medicare IQR-EHR Incentive Program Alignment, Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education SC

    Event Resources:

  • Question and Answer Session I –CY 2016 eCQM Reporting — 1 C.E.

    Date: January 30, 2017
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    Description:

    This presentation is the first of two sessions devoted to addressing submitter questions related to the mandatory electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) submission process for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs for calendar year (CY) 2016.

    Event Documentation:

    Speakers:
    Jennifer Seeman
    Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Program Manager
    Portfolio, Program, and Project Management (PM3) Support Contractor (SC)

    Artrina Sturges, EdD
    Project Lead
    Medicare IQR-EHR Incentive Program Alignment Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education SC

  • 2016

  • The Joint Commission: Pioneers in Quality Expert to Expert Series: eCAC-3 & eEHDI-1a — 1 C.E.

    Date: December 15, 2016
    Time(s): 12 p.m. ET

    The session begins with a comprehensive review of the measure logic and value sets effective for the 2016 reporting year. The presenter will introduce changes to the measure specifications applicable for 2017 reporting, and discuss common questions and issues.

    Speaker:

    Anna Bentler, RN, MSN
    Project Director
    The Joint Commission.

    Event Resources

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  • The Joint Commission: Pioneers in Quality Expert to Expert Series: eSTK 2, 3, 5 — 1 C.E.

    Date: December 13, 2016
    Time(s): 12 p.m. ET

    The session begins with a comprehensive review of the measure logic and value sets effective for the 2016 reporting year. The presenter will introduce changes to the measure specifications applicable for 2017 reporting, and discuss common questions and issues.

    Speaker:

    Lisa Anderson
    The Joint Commission

    Event Resources

  • The Joint Commission: Pioneers in Quality Expert to Expert Series: eED-1 & eED-2 — 1 C.E.

    Date: December 6, 2016
    Time(s): 12 p.m. ET

    The session begins with a comprehensive review of the measure logic and value sets effective for the 2016 reporting year. The presenter will introduce changes to the measure specifications applicable for 2017 reporting, and discuss common questions and issues.

    Speaker:

    Angela Flanagan, MSN, RN,CPHIMS
    Lantana Consulting Group

    Event Resources

  • Common Errors for QRDA Category I Test & Production Files Session II — 1 C.E.

    Date: November 30, 2016
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This presentation will provide an overview of several topics related to the mandatory electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) submission process for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs for Calendar Year 2016.

    Speakers:
    Jennifer Seeman
    Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) EHR Program Manager
    Portfolio, Program and Project Management SC

    Artrina Sturges, EdD
    Project Lead
    Medicare IQR-EHR Incentive Program Alignment, Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education SC

    Event Resources

  • TJC:Pioneers in Quality Expert to Expert Series: eAMI-8a — 1 C.E.

    Date: November 29, 2016
    Time(s): 12 p.m. ET

    The Joint Commission added an Expert to Expert series as a part of the Pioneers in Quality program. This series supports your progression to electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) expertise by connecting you with eCQM developers in an “office hours” format

    Speaker:

    Lynn Perrine, RN
    Lantana Consulting Group

    Event Resources

  • The Joint Commission: Pioneers in Quality Expert to Expert Series – ePC 1 & 5 — 1 C.E.

    Date: November 8, 2016
    Time(s): 12 p.m. ET

    The Joint Commission added an Expert to Expert series as a part of the Pioneers in Quality program. This series supports your progression to electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) expertise by connecting you with eCQM developers in an “office hours” format.

    Speaker:

    Michelle Dardis, MSN, MBA, RN-BC
    Associate Project Director
    Center for Performance Measurement
    The Joint Commission

    Event Resources

  • The Joint Commission: Pioneers in Quality Expert to Expert Series – STK 6, 8, 10 — 1 C.E.

    Date: October 27, 2016
    Time(s): 12 p.m. ET

    The Joint Commission added an Expert to Expert series as a part of the Pioneers in Quality program. This series supports your progression to electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) expertise by connecting you with eCQM developers in an “office hours” format

    Speaker:

    Michelle Dardis, MSN, MBA, RN-BC
    Associate Project Director
    Center for Performance Measurement
    The Joint Commission

    Event Resources

  • A Demonstration for Submitting QRDA Category I Files for CY 2016 Reporting — 1 C.E.

    Date: October 14, 2016
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This demonstration will provide an overview of how to submit Quality Reporting Data Architecture (QRDA) Category I Files to successfully meet the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program requirements for CY 2016.

    Target Audience: Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) data submitters for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals, including vendors and clinical informaticists.

    Speaker:
    Jennifer Seeman
    Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) EHR Program Manager
    CMS Portfolio, Program and Project Management Support Contractor

    Event Resources

  • FY 2017 IPPS Final Rule: IQR-EHR Incentive Program Requirements — 1 C.E.

    Date: September 12, 2016
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This presentation will provide participants with an overview of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule, as it relates to the alignment of the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program (IQR) and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for hospitals.

    Speakers:
    Shanna Hartman, MS, RN
    Nurse Consultant
    Division of Electronic and Clinical Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
    Grace H. Im, JD, MPH
    Program Lead
    Hospital IQR and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, CMS

    Target Audience: eCQM Data submitters for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals, including vendors and clinical informaticists

    Event Resources

  • Common Errors for QRDA Category I Test Files Session I — 1 C.E.

    Date: July 25, 2016
    Time(s): 1 p.m. ET

    This presentation will provide an overview of several topics related to the mandatory electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) submission process for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs for Calendar Year 2016.

    Speakers:

    Jennifer Seeman
    Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Program Manager
    Portfolio, Program and Project Management (PM3) Support Contractor (SC)
    Artrina Sturges, EdD
    Team Lead
    Medicare IQR-EHR Incentive Program Alignment, Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education SC

    Event Resources

  • Preparation Checklist for CY 2016 eCQM Reporting — 1 C.E.

    Date: June 9, 2016
    Time(s): 1 p.m. ET

    This presentation outlines a preparation checklist to assist eligible hospitals and their vendors as they institute activities for the Calendar Year (CY) 2016 electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Reporting requirements for the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. The checklist outlines reporting requirements, identifies required specifications, and suggests activities to perform and resources to the review before submitting Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) – I test files to the CMS eCQM Receiving System. The Receiving System is now open and ready to receive test files

    Speaker:
    Artrina Sturges, EdD
    Team Lead, IQR/EHR Alignment
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education SC

    Event Resources

  • QRDA-I File Creation for CY 2016 eCQM Reporting — 1 C.E.

    Date: April 14, 2016
    Time(s): 1 p.m. ET

    This presentation is intended for hospital staff who would like higher level information about how EHRs create Quality Reporting Data Architecture (QRDA) – I files, the standards for file creation, and tools available to support mandatory electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) reporting to the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and EHR Incentive Program in Calendar Year (CY) 2016.

    Speakers:
    Elizabeth Driskell, MSN, RN-C
    EHR Clinical Analyst
    Project Management Business Requirements (PMBR) Contractor
    Artrina Sturges, Ed.D.
    Team Lead, electronic Clinical Quality Measure(eCQM)/Electronic Health Record (EHR) Alignment
    Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR)
    Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)
    Jennifer Seeman
    Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Program Manager
    PMBR Contractor
    Veronica Dunlap, BSN, RN, CCM
    Project Manager
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education SC

    Event Resources

  • PSVA Demonstration and eCQM Q&A Session — 1 C.E.

    Date: March 10, 2016
    Time(s): 1 p.m. ET

    This presentation will provide a live demonstration of the Pre-Submission Validation Application (PSVA) and then an open question and answer (Q&A) session focused on the eCQM program requirements for Calendar Year (CY) 2016.

    Speakers:
    Jennifer Seeman
    Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Program Manager
    Project Management Business Requirements (PMBR) Contractor

    Elizabeth Driskell, RN-C, MSN
    EHR Clinical Analyst
    PMBR

    Artrina Sturges, Ed.D
    Interim Team Lead, electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM)/Electronic Health Record (EHR) Alignment
    Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR)
    Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Veronica Dunlap, BSN, RN, CCM
    Project Manager
    Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education SC

    Event Resources

  • eCQM:CY 2016: Aligning Hospital IQR and EHR Incentive Programs through eCQMs — 1 C.E.

    Date: February 16, 2016
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    Provide participants with an overview of the Calendar Year (CY) 2016 electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) requirements for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and its alignment with the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program clinical quality measure requirement.

    Stephanie Wilson, MBL
    eCQM Team Lead Hospital Inpatient (VIQR)
    Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Resources

  • Pre-Submission Validation Application overview for eCQM Data Submission in 2016 — 1 C.E.

    Date: January 20, 2016
    Time(s): 2 pm ET

    The purpose of this presentation is to provide eCQM data submitters and stakeholders with an overview of the Pre-Submission Validation Application (PSVA), including: how the tool is beneficial to those involved in the hospital quality reporting program; how the tool can be downloaded and utilized; and how resources related to the use of the PSVA can be located.

    Speakers:
    Joseph B Grigg III
    PSVA Developer
    Development Environment Consolidation Contract (DECC)

    Stephanie Wilson, MBL
    eCQM Team Lead
    Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC).

    Event Resources

  • 2015

  • 2016 CMS QRDA Implementation Guide Changes for Eligible Hospitals/Critical Access Hospitals

    Date: December 17, 2015
    Time(s): 1 p.m. ET

    This event will provide an overview of the 2016 electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) reporting requirements and deadlines, including changes that took place for the Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I, Release 3, as well as changes incorporated into the CMS Implementation Guide for Quality Reporting Document Architecture Category I and Category III, Eligible Professional Programs and Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) Supplementary Implementation Guide for 2016.

    Speakers:
    Yan Heras, PhD
    Principal Informaticist
    ESAC, Inc.
    Debbie Krause, MSN, BSN, RN
    Center for Clinical Standards and Quality
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

    Event Resources

  • eCQM Submissions Question and Answer (Q&A) Session

    Date: November 12, 2015
    Time(s): 1 p.m. ET

    Speaker:
    Stephanie Wilson, MBL
    Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Team Lead,
    Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR)
    Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Resources

  • eCQM: Steps to Successful eCQM Submissions for CY 2015 — 1 C.E.

    Date: October 21, 2015
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This event provides an overview of the steps for successful submission of Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) 1, Release 2 files for electronic Clinical Quality Reporting (eCQMs) to the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.

    Speaker:
    Stephanie Wilson, MBL
    Project Manager II
    Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor

    Event Resources

  • eCQM: CMS 2015 QRDA Submissions for Eligible Hospitals/ Critical Access Hospitals

    Date: September 11, 2015
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This presentation will provide an overview of several topics related to the electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) submission process, including: an overview of 2015 Submission Changes; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updates for Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) 7.0 and 8.0; and Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Base Specification Errata updates.

    Speaker:
    Rick Geimer
    Chief Technology Officer
    eQuality Support Contractor

    Event Resources

  • eCQM: FY 2016 IPPS/LTCH Final Rule — 1.5 C.E.

    Date: September 2, 2015
    Time(s): ET

    This presentation will provide participants with details regarding the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS)/Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Final Rule and its impact on the Hospital Quality Reporting Programs.

    Speaker:
    Cindy Tourison, MSHI
    Program Lead of Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Alignment and Value-Based Purchasing
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
    Grace Im, JD, MPH
    Program Lead of Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, CMS
    Delia L. Houseal, PhD, MPH
    Program Lead, Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program, CMS
    Charles Padgett, RN
    Health Insurance Specialist, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Division of Chronic and Post Acute Care, CMS

    Event Resources