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CMS posts proposed CQMs under the Stage 2 NPRM

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CMS has posted the full set of proposed Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) for 2014 as part of the Medicare and Medicaid Programs Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs Stage 2 Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM). The public can review the CQMs and submit feedback online.

Proposed CQMs
The proposed CQMs are outlined in two tables that describe each measure and provide additional information for eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) beyond the descriptions listed on the National Quality Forum (NQF) website.

Some of these measures are still in development; therefore, the descriptions provided in these tables may change before the final rule is published. When possible, links have been provided for measures that have corresponding information on the NQF website. If a measure does not have an NQF number, it means that measure has not yet been endorsed.

Public Comment
Public comments regarding these measures should be submitted using the same method required for all comments related to the proposed rule. You can submit public comments online through the federal regulations website.

The deadline for public comments relating to the proposed CQMs and other aspects of the Stage 2 NPRM is May 7, 2012.

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