CMS Gets Help with EHR Clinical Quality Measures

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded a contract valued at nearly $4.8 million for assistance in developing new clinical quality measures for future stages of the electronic health records meaningful use incentive program.

Washington-based Mathematica Policy Research Inc. received the contract. CMS is developing a portfolio of clinical quality measures that eligible professionals can report directly from their EHRs, according to the agency.

"The clinical quality measures developed specifically for use in EHRs or existing measures electronically specified under this Task Order will be added to the current EHR measure portfolio for potential inclusion in the CMS EHR Incentive Program beginning 2013," according to a synopsis of the contract.

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