December 19, 2018
We are excited to announce that User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for the CQMR is complete. Based on our experience in UAT, the system is ready for Medicaid EHR Incentive Program electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for 2018 reporting. However, the system needs some additional work to meet requirements specific to CCO incentive measures, so CCO incentive measures for 2018 will be reported using the contingency plan outlined in the 2018 Guidance Documentation.
For eligible professionals in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, we expect to open the CQMR and MAPIR for 2018 reporting on January 14, 2019. We encourage EHR Incentive Program users to get started with CQMR onboarding and to watch for training webinars coming in early 2019.
We anticipate the CQMR will include MIPS and CPC+ eCQM submission options starting in February 2019. After go-live, we will continue to work with our vendors to ensure the system meets CCO users’ needs. As we complete that work, we anticipate using the system for pilot testing and beginning CCO incentive measure reporting through the CQMR for the 2019 program year. We will also work with our vendors in 2019 to enhance CQMR functionality, including robust patient-to-payer attribution for patient-level data. We will share more in the coming months.
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November 19, 2018
System testing for the Clinical Quality Metrics Registry (CQMR) is complete. System testing is designed to validate that the CQMR meets the Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) requirements and works well before end-user testing. We are now ready to move into end-user testing, known as User Acceptance Testing, an important final milestone in the CQMR implementation.
User acceptance testing (UAT) on the CQMR began on November 13, 2018. Approximately 30 end-users, including CQMR Subject Matter Expert Workgroup members and OHA staff and consultants, will spend four weeks testing the system to ensure it’s ready for use. This important final milestone ensures that the CQMR is ready for general release (i.e. go live).
We’re committed to informing stakeholders of launch plans no later than December 19, 2018, and we’ll be providing progress updates and information about onboarding in the coming weeks both here on the website and via our listserv.
You can sign up for our listserv here.
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.
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.
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.