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CQMR Vendor Selection

December 22, 2016

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has selected a vendor for the Clinical Quality Metrics Registry (CQMR). The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) was selected after a thorough and competitive procurement process, led by OHA’s prime vendor, Harris Corporation.

This milestone could not have been reached without the support of Oregon stakeholders, who contributed to development of the operational requirements for the CQMR and the formal request for proposal (RFP). Members of the Metrics Technical Advisory Group and the coordinated care organization (CCO) Health IT Advisory Group (HITAG) also were invited to participate in vendor product demonstrations and reference calls with vendors’ existing customers. OHA thanks all of the stakeholders who participated in the procurement process and helped to ensure CQMR solution will meet users’ needs and work requirements.

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For questions contact: metrics.questions@state.or.us

Initially, the CQMR will support data collection for two programs: (1) the EHR-based clinical quality measures (CQMs) that are a subset of the CCO incentive measures and (2) CQMs from eligible professionals in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Over time, depending on stakeholder needs and readiness, the CQMR is expected to support a “report once” strategy where providers may leverage reporting to the CQMR to meet requirements for multiple reporting programs. MiHIN is successfully providing similar services in Michigan, and that experience is expected to contribute to the successful implementation of the CQMR.

With vendor selection completed, Harris will negotiate contract terms with MiHIN as related to the CQMR requirements. After completing rigorous state and federal contract review processes, OHA will execute a contract for implementing the MiHIN CQMR solution for Oregon.

The CQMR solution is expected to be operational in 2018. Background on the CQMR can be found at http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/HPA/OHIT/Pages/CQMR.aspx. Additional information, outreach and training opportunities will follow as the MiHIN team comes on board.

Prime vendor – Harris Corporation

In 2015, the Oregon Health Authority contracted with Harris Corporation to serve as its prime contractor and systems integrator (SI) for the Oregon Health Information Technology Program’s implementation projects. Under the contract, Harris is responsible for overseeing the implementation of three key projects, the Common Credentialing solution, Provider Directory and Clinical Quality Metrics Registry.

Harris has experience with the state’s healthcare transformation efforts and has successfully partnered with OHA since 2011 to manage and deliver initial components of the state’s health information exchange strategy. Harris works under the direction and approval of OHA’s Office of Health IT.

About MiHIN

MiHIN is a Michigan nonprofit entity. MiHIN’s Clinical Quality Measure Reporting and Repository service (CQMRR) enables State Medicaid to receive and collect electronic clinical quality measures (CQMs) sent by Medicaid providers. The CQMRR service additionally enables CQM senders, receivers, and other concerned parties such as Medicaid or Commercial Health Plans to find and display electronic CQMs to drive quality-based improvements. Also, CQMRR is a PQRS-qualified registry for the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and can optionally report quality measures to Medicare.

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