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[EHR Incentive Programs] If the denominators for all three of the core clinical quality measures (CQM) are zero, do I have to report on the additional CQMs for eligible professionals (EPs) under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs?

This FAQ applies to providers who are reporting 2013 CQMs.


If the denominator value for all three of the core CQMs is zero, an EP must report a zero denominator for all such core measures, and then must also report on all 3 alternate core CQMs. If the denominator values for all three of the alternate core CQMs are also '0,' an EP still needs to report on 3 additional CQMs. Zero is an acceptable denominator provided that this value was produced by certified EHR technology. Please see question number 10144 for a discussion of zero denominators reporting in the menu set.

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Updated 11/14/2014


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