Feb. 27 webinar explains MIPS quality measure changes
A free webinar from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will cover substantive changes to electronic quality measures used to determine Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) compliance for eligible physicians in the 2019 performance year.

Title: Eligible Clinician eCQMs with Substantive Changes for the 2019 Performance Year.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019.

Time: 1 pm to 2 pm EST.

Space is limited; register here>>

The one-hour session will provide an in-depth review of the following electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) with substantive changes for the 2019 performance year:  Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up Plan (CMS69), Depression Remission at Twelve Months (CMS159), and Depression Utilization of the PHQ-9 Tool (CMS160). 

CMS has transitioned the logic used in eCQMs from the previous quality data model (QDM) logic expression language to Clinical Quality Language (CQL) for the 2019 performance year. 

This session will provide an introduction to the eCQMs with substantive changes for the 2019 performance year and address terminology and value set changes for 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Quality performance year. As a result of the feedback received from stakeholders interviewed through the CMS eCQM Strategy Project to reduce implementation and reporting burdens, this session is intended to prepare eligible clinicians, vendors, quality, and health information technology staff for eCQM reporting. It is the fourth of five educational sessions to provide relevant information to support successful understanding, interpretation, and implementation of eCQMs.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the new CQL expression language for eCQMs with substantive changes for the 2019 performance year.
  • Address the most frequently asked questions and answers for each eCQM and how to follow ongoing information about each measure.
  • Learn about changes to these eCQMs for 2019 MIPS reporting.

Space is limited for this webinar. Registration will close when maximum capacity is reached. This webinar will be recorded. If you are unable to participate, a replay of the webinar with presentation slides will be available on the eCQI Resource Center website within two weeks following the program.