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[EHR Incentive Programs] Can eligible professionals (EPs) use clinical quality measures (CQMs) from the alternate core set to meet the requirement of reporting three additional measures for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs?

This FAQ applies to providers who are reporting 2013 CQMs.


No, if EPs report data on all three CQMs from the core set, they would not report on any from the alternate core set. The three additional CQMs must come from Table 6 of the final rule (75 FR 44398-44408), excluding those CQMs included in either the core set or the alternate core set. 

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Updated 11/14/2014


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