The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has posted on its Web site the complete set of clinical quality measures in the proposed rule for Stage 2 electronic records meaningful use starting in 2014.
In short, the content is a cheat sheet for proposed Stage 2 CQMs. It includes spreadsheets that map the NDC code of a drug to the brand and generic names, and the route and category of the drug. Also available are step-by-step instructions for complying with the measures.
Some measures remain in development and the descriptions may change before the final rule is published. When possible, Web links are provided for measures that have corresponding information on the National Quality Forum Web site. Measures without a NQF number have not yet been endorsed.
The deadline for public comments on the CQMs and other aspects of the proposed rule is May 7. The CMS clinical quality measures Web site is here.
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