The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs provide incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified Electronic Health Records (EHR) technology. One important objective set forth in the Meaningful Use Stage 1 final rule is that participating eligible professionals (EP) and hospitals store, record, and report clinical quality measures (CQM).
CMS defines CQM as ”tools that help us measure or quantify healthcare processes, outcomes, patient perceptions, and organizational structure and/or systems that are associated with the ability to provide high-quality health care and/or that relate to one or more quality goals for health care.” This web page is intended to provide technical assistance to safety net providers on the following topic areas related to Meaningful Use Stage 1 CQM:
In addition, HRSA has conducted several webinars pertaining to Meaningful Use for members of the safety net community. These webinars cover:
To access these and other Health IT and Quality technical resource materials, see the Health IT and Quality webinar portal.