Guidance issued for electronic Clinical Quality Venous Thromboembolism measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued additional guidance for Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) measures: VTE-1, VTE-2 and VTE-6 electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) for calendar year 2016 reporting.

The guidance is for hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals to respond to a notice that eCQM data submitters may have received.

Submitters are advised to submit “Device, Applied not done” instead of “Device, Order not done.” For more information, visit this website.