In response to stakeholder feedback and because of the large volume of changes introduced into ICD-10 in fiscal year 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the National Library of Medicine recently announced that they will update all impacted electronic clinical quality measure value sets for the 2017 performance period. Specifically, CMS will issue an addendum to the 2016 eCQM specifications to update relevant ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS eCQM value sets for the 2017 performance year. The changes will affect electronic reporting of eCQMs in 2017 for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program; Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals; and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System for MIPS eligible clinicians. All changes to the eCQM value sets will be made available through the National Library of Medicine’s Value Set Authority Center starting in early to mid-January 2017.

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