November 13, 2017

Joint Commission: More accredited hospitals submitting eCQM data

By: Judy Mathias

Editor’s Note

Despite the expansion of requirements for electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, an increased number of Joint Commission accredited hospitals are adopting and reporting eCQMs to drive quality improvement, the Joint Commission reports. 

In 2016, 470 accredited hospitals submitted eCQM data, which is up from 436 hospitals the previous year, and a Joint Commission survey shows that most hospitals plan to report 2017 eCQM data next year.

In the report, the Joint Commission also noted that hospitals determined to be 2017 Pioneers in Quality Data contributors are voluntarily leading the way in submitting eCQM data ahead of required reporting in 2018.



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