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The hazy days of summer are upon us, but we keep on coordinating. We hope you have a safe and happy Independence Day. And now for the health IT news and technical updates …

Test Method Update

Earlier this week we released updates to the 2014 Edition Test Method (Test Procedures, Test Data, and Test Tools). Take a look at the latest, most current versions of the Test Procedures and associated Test Data and Test Tools when you get a minute.
Federal Advisory Committee Schedule Week of July 7
Tune in at 11:30am (all times EDT) for the Health IT Policy Committee's (HITPC) Safety Task Force meeting. Please find the meeting materials and dial in information here:http://bit.ly/1lxjRm6

The all-day meeting of the HITPC convenes at 9am. The meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Plaza Hotel, but you can listen in online or by phone. Find the agenda, dial in, and webcast information here: http://bit.ly/1m5zS45

The Health IT Standards Implementation Workgroup meets at 1pm. Watch for the agenda and meeting materials, which will be posted when they are ready here:http://bit.ly/1pHTgC6

Training for QDM & MAT Users

The Quality Data Model (QDM) and Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) teams are offering a two-part training series later this month.

The QDM team will teach part one of the training series via a webinar on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. The webinar will cover changes made to the QDM in releases v4.0 and v4.1.

Please select this link to register for the QDM training session. Space is limited to 1,000 attendees. The webinar will run from 3pm – 4pm EDT.

The MAT team will conduct Part 2 of the training that includes an overview and live demonstration of the updates made to the MAT that will be part of the July 25, 2014 release which incorporate the QDM updates. The Webinar MAT v4.0.0 The MAT Evolution: Implementing the Updated QDM is being offered on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Registration is required to attend the MAT Webinar.

Two sessions, with a limit of 100 attendees per session, are available.
Session A: Wednesday July 9, 2014 10:00 to 11:30 AM CST
Session B: Wednesday July 9, 2014 1:00 to 2:30 PM CST

To register for your desired session, visit the Measure Authoring Tool website.

eCQM Logic Correction

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided guidance about measure CMS147 that is in the 2014 measure set for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for Eligible Professionals. We want to bring to your attention that an error was found in the logic for CMS147v3, Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization, which was posted on May 30, 2014 as part of the annual 2014 measure set update.

CMS147v3 provides two options for meeting the numerator. An influenza vaccination must be recorded during the flu season, either before the (calendar year) measurement period or during the measurement period. In the 2014 annual update, a logic error was introduced such that both conditions must be met for numerator compliance. This means that an influenza vaccination must occur both before the measurement period andduring the measurement period. As a single event cannot take place during two different times, no patient in a provider's panel will be eligible to meet the numerator condition, resulting in a performance score of zero.

CMS has posted a corrected version of the measure, CMS147v4. CMS147v3 will not be valid for reporting purposes. The updated measure is part of the new package available on the eCQM Library page.

An updated Measure Logic Guidance document (v1.9) will also reflect this change and will be posted to the eCQM Library page by July 10, 2014. Value sets for this measure remain unchanged. The Value Set Authoring Center (VSAC) authoring tool will be updated by July 10, 2014, to reflect the new version number.

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