Hospital Digital Quality Measures

Hospital Reporting of Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) and Hybrid Measures

Each year, the Health Services Cost Review Commission requires Maryland hospitals to submit digital quality measures. CRISP and Medisolv work in partnership to support the HSCRC to collect the Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) and data elements needed to calculate hybrid quality measures. For CY 2024, hospitals are required to submit 6 eCQMs and data elements for two hybrid measures. All eCQM data is being submitted in the Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) I format to Medisolv ENCOR portal via CRISP Portal. While these measures align with federal IQR measures, it does not replace IQR Reporting requirements for Maryland hospitals.

For documentation see:

eCQM Reporting Schedule for MD Hospitals CY 2024

Calendar Year 2024 Required Data Submission

  • At this time, the HSCRC will require submission of QRDA-1 files for the following measures:
    • eOPI-1: Safe Use of Opioids – Concurrent Prescribing
    • PC-02: Cesarean Birth
    • PC-07: Severe Obstetric Complications (risk adjusted)
    • HH-01: Hospital Harm- Severe Hypoglycemia
    • HH-02: Hospital Harm- Severe Hyperglycemia
    • 2 additional eCQMs of the hospital’s choice, chosen from the 2024 measure list below
  • Please read this important announcement from HSCRC about new requirements to include facility MRN in your QRDA 1 submissions as well as information on locking annual data submissions 90 days following the last quarter of the previous year.
  • For hospitals that do not qualify for the PC-02 and PC-07 measures, you must submit QRDA-1 files for two of the other CMS 2024 specified eCQMs to CRISP (see Appendix A). Data submissions will generally be due quarterly within approximately 90 days of the end of the quarter. The first two quarters are combined and due following the second quarter for eCQMs in order to allow for hospitals to update their EHR data specifications.

Hybrid Measures Submission Requirements

HSCRC now requires submission of the Core Clinical Data Elements (CCDE)

Performance Period Submission Windows for eCQMs

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Q4 2023
  • (Click here to view 2023 measure list)
  • 1/15/20244/01/2024
    Q1 20247/15/20249/30/2024
    Q2 20247/15/20249/30/2024
    Q3 202410/15/202412/30/2024
    Q4 20241/15/20253/31/2025

    July 1 2023-June 30 2024 Performance Period Submission Windows for Hybrid Measures CCDE

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    Q3 20231/15/20243/31/2024
    Q4 20231/15/20243/31/2024
    Q1 20244/15/20246/30/2024
    Q2 20247/15/20249/30/2024

    July 1 2024 -June 30 2025 Performance Period Submission Windows for Hybrid Measures CCDE

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    Q3 20241/15/20253/31/2025
    Q4 20241/15/20253/31/2025
    Q1 20254/15/20256/30/2025
    Q2 20257/15/20259/30/2025

    Hospital eCQM Project: 2024 List of Measures

    For a complete list of eCQMs that hospitals can report on, please go here:

    What if our hospital needs an Extension?

    If your organization needs to request an extension or exemption from eCQM reporting, please see additional information about the Maryland Extraordinary Circumstances Exemption policy and request form here: Maryland Hospital Extraordinary Circumstances Quality Reporting Exceptions (MECE) Policy

    Reporting Requirements in Prior Years

    To access the 2022 reporting requirements, go here: 2022

    To access the 2023 reporting requirements, go here: 2023


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