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Guidance on allowance of telehealth encounters in eCQMs now available
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CMS has posted guidance on the allowance of telehealth encounters for the Eligible Professional and Eligible Clinician electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) used in CMS quality reporting programs for the 2020 and 2021 performance periods. Guidance provided applies to eCQMs used in each of the following programs:

  • Quality Payment Program: The Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (Advanced APMs)
  • APM: Comprehensive Primary Care Plus
  • APM: Primary Care First
  • Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program for Eligible Professionals

Measures are not eligible for 2021 reporting unless and until they are proposed and finalized through notice-and-comment rulemaking for each applicable program.