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CQMR Service Suspension

CQMR Service Suspension

After careful consideration, in light of changing national standards, we have decided to suspend the CQMR service. The CQMR has been a core component of OHA's efforts to ensure quality in the Medicaid program while supporting value-based payment and addressing provider burden. Specifically, the CQMR was intended to provide a streamlined solution for reporting, delivering efficiencies in data collection and reducing reporting burdens by leveraging national standards. OHA remains committed to the goals of collecting robust clinical data on outcomes measures to support health system transformation.

You can learn more about this change on our suspension FAQ.

About the CQMR

The Clinical Quality Metrics Registry (CQMR) is a tool to collect, aggregate, and provide electronic clinical quality metrics data to meet program requirements and achieve efficiencies for provider reporting in the state of Oregon. The ability for health care providers and organizations, as well as OHA, to gather and analyze data is a key component to evaluating system performance, improving patient outcomes and reducing costs for Oregonians.

Implementation started in late 2017. Initial use of the CQMR to support Medicaid EHR Incentive Program eCQM reporting began in January 2019 and to support the CCO Incentive Program in January 2020. In addition, providers could opt to use the CQMR to report MIPS and CPC+ eCQMs to CMS.

The CQMR service will be suspended at the end of 2020. During the suspension, the service will be unavailable to users, but the CQMR vendor will maintain all of the configuration needed to support the service. In the future, the CQMR service could be restored and updated to new standards without having to repeat all of the work that has gone into implementation to date.

Stakeholder informed process

The Office of Health Information Technology worked with Oregon’s CCOs, Medicaid providers and other stakeholders to identify key requirements and set the scope for the CQMR. OHA will continue to work with stakeholders to determine a new path forward.