The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the list of Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) that are fully specified and are available to be used for the 2019 performance period in the Quality Payment Program.
The following eCQMs were removed from the 2019 performance period:
|Hypertension: Improvement in Blood Pressure||CMS65v8||N/A||312|
|Comprehensive Diabetes Care: Foot Exam||CMS123v6||56||163|
|Pregnant women that had HBsAg testing||CMS158v7||N/A||369|
|Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antiplatelet||CMS164v7||68||204|
|Diabetic Retinopathy: Documentation of Presence or Absence of Macular Edema and Level of Severity of Retinopathy||CMS167v7||88||18|
|Bipolar Disorder and Major Depression: Appraisal for alcohol or chemical substance use||CMS169v7||N/A||367|