Behavioral Health Clinical Quality Measures

SAMHSA and ONC worked on Federal project,   which concluded on September 30, 2012, and facilitated the development of a   portfolio of Behavioral Health Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) for   potential inclusion in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Electronic   Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for Stage 2 and/or Stage 3 of Meaningful   Use and developed recommendations for future CQM development across six   behavioral health domains (depression, suicide, drug use, alcohol use, trauma,   and autism).


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Practice Role
Care Coordinators
Providers & Professionals
Setting/Practice Type
Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Hospital
Resource Topics
Behavioral Health
EHR Steps
Step 1: Assess Your Practice Readiness

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