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Chair: Floyd Eisenberg

Scribe: Juliet Rubini

Zoom link

Phone Number: +1 646-558-8656
Participant Passcode: 777 414 2910

Meeting ID: 817 3824 8324

Minutes from last meeting:2020-06-26 Meeting Minutes

Agenda Topics 

Agenda Outline

Agenda Item

  • Cooking with CQL: or How to Express eCQMs using CQL, QDM and FHIR® Webinar

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invites you to the “Cooking with Clinical Quality Language (CQL): or How to express Electronic Clinical Quality Measures eCQMs using Clinical Quality Language (CQL), Quality Data Model (QDM) and Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) webinar.

The Cooking with CQL series provides an interactive environment for measure developers. The upcoming sessions will feature open discussion from subject matter experts on CQL and FHIR and will show examples on how to express eCQMs using CQL and FHIR as well as how QDM concepts can be represented using FHIR resources and take questions from the audience.

Register for the webinar taking place on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 4:00 PM ET:

Preview the examples that we will review at our upcoming session on the CQL Formatting and Usage Wiki: Please submit CQL-related questions and suggested examples to If you have any other questions or need additional information about this webinar, please contact Amira Elhagmusa at or 614-424-4855.

2COVID-19 FHIR IG PSS Update - Seeking vote on potential CQI co-sponsorship (Susan Matney)COVID-19 Case Reporting FHIR IG PSS and obtain O&O approval ( The FHIR IG can be found here (
3Clinical Steering Division/ Technical Steering Committee

Each Work Group within the four steering divisions (Clinical, Administrative, Infrastructure, Organizational Support) shall return a single submission that identifies the candidate it wishes to elect to represent their Steering Division on the Technical Steering Committee.

Candidate profiles:

Bryn Rhodes:

Melva Peters:

Scott Robertson:

eVote link (via survey monkey):

Survey is open until Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM ET - one vote per CQI WG member.


FHIR Quality Measure IG

Publication request was approved on 5/29/2020

Status update on technical issues for publication



Status update on technical issues for publication


DEQM IG - Gaps in Care 

DEQM IG - Gaps in Care

September ballot

7Outcome Criteria Framework - FHIR IG (Gay Dolin) - To consider vote for approval
8CQL-based HQMF

CQL-based HQMF Release 1, STU 3 - US Realm (used for measures for reporting/performance year 2020 - QDM 5.4) Expires August 3, 2020 - Publication/Extension Request: CQL-Based HQMF Implementation Guide Publication Request

CQL-based HQMF Release 1, STU 4 - US Realm (used for measures for reporting/performance years 2021 and 2022 - QDM 5.5) Expires July 3, 2021 - May need extension request by July 2021

9Quality Measure Reporting Informative White Paper Ballot

Individual items for consideration:


Clinical Reasoning FHIR Resources (owned by CQI)

  • Measure
  • MeasureReport 

Specific recommendations from FHIR Connectathon24

Individual issues - Deferred to future call

  • Measure Resource
  • MeasureReport Resource

Publication announcement and schematron release


Normative ballot closed May 11th:

Ballot statistics: CQL Ballot Reconciliation

Ballot reconciliation topics. Jira issues

Status check


QI-Core / QUICK Update

14Project Updates

Review of current projects - found on home page here.


  1. CQI FHIR Quality Measure Project Subgroup calls:
    1. Call Information: 
  2. Combined Gaps in Care DaVinci and DEQM calls: 
  3. Cross Workgroups Project WG (now managing US Core balloting) - Considering new PSS for metadata for Apps: Marketplace Product Packaging and Metadata

15Balloting timeline

Balloting schedule (confirm on HL7 Calendars):

Approvals for September 2020 and January 2021 Ballot Cycles:

PSS Deadline Dates for Future Ballots
September 2020 Ballot Cycle
April 19, 2020
TSC Approval of the PSS
July 5, 2020
NIB Deadline
July 13 - August 13, 2020
Ballot sign-up period
July 28 - August 6, 2020
FHIR ballot content QA 
August 7 - August 11, 2020
FHIR ballot content QA change application
August 9, 2020
Final content due for September ballot
August 14 - September 14, 2020
Ballot comment period

January 2021 Ballot Cycle

June 5, 2020
Submit Work Group Approved PSS to the PMO
August 23, 2020
TSC Approval of the PSS
November 1, 2020
NIB Deadline
May 2021 Ballot Cycle
October 9, 2020
Submit Work Group Approved PSS to the PMO
December 18, 2020
TSC Approval of the PSS
NIB Deadline...................................
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