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:



Measure Number
Measure TitleeMeasureIDNQFQID
Hypertension: Improvement in Blood Pressure
CMS65v8
N/A312
Comprehensive Diabetes Care: Foot Exam
CMS123v6
56163
Pregnant women that had HBsAg testing
CMS158v7
N/A369
Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antiplatelet
CMS164v7
68204
Diabetic Retinopathy: Documentation of Presence or Absence of Macular Edema and Level of Severity of Retinopathy
CMS167v7
8818
Bipolar Disorder and Major Depression: Appraisal for alcohol or chemical substance use
CMS169v7
N/A367