Advancing Technology for Quality Reporting at CMS – Burden Reduction and FHIR

CMS recorded a presentation on how the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources® (FHIR) standard can be used to advance technology to reduce quality reporting burden and increase interoperability for our healthcare community. This presentation discusses the journey to FHIR® for quality, the benefits of FHIR, implementation plans for electronic quality reporting using FHIR, roadmap goals, and stakeholder readiness. CMS also recently collaborated with Health IT Vendors to conduct a pilot implementation of FHIR for quality with a vision to streamline the future of quality submissions across our programs and will share pilot results and next steps.

The webinar recording ‘Advancing Technology for Quality Reporting at CMS: Burden Reduction and FHIR’ can be found on YouTube and slides are available on the Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI ) Resource Center.

The presentation focused on these learning objectives:

  • Burden reduction for electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) implementation and reporting
  • Understanding the benefits of FHIR for quality reporting
  • Identifying resources available to find information about FHIR for quality reporting
  • Describing how FHIR can replace current standards for electronic quality data capture and reporting
  • Understanding CMS’s roadmap for transition to FHIR for quality

CMS invites you to provide feedback by responding to a FHIR Readiness Poll by Friday, August 31, 2020. *Please note, the webinar recording states tso provide feedback by August 8th, but the feedback opportunity has been extended to August 31st.

Submit FHIR-related questions to the eCQI Resource Center team at

Find information about FHIR and other standards on the eCQI Resource Center.

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Healthcentric Advisors
As the New England Quality Payment Program Support Center, Healthcentric Advisors assists New England-based physician and other eligible clinical practices to prepare for and participate in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP), established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).