Safe Use of Opioids
3 JAN 2022 last update
Section 7: Safe Use of Opioids
7.1: Is the safe use of opioid measure voluntary for 2022?
Yes, for 2022 the Opioid measure is voluntary, and can be selected as one of the self-selected measures.
Hospitals can use the DDSP to start reporting this measure to better understand the measure construction and calculation.
7.2: How many quarters is the Safe Use of Opioids eCQM reported?
As with all other eCQMs, if your organization selects the Safe Use of Opioids measures as one of the eCQMs to report for CY2022, the Safe Use of Opioid eCQM is reported for three quarters.
7.3: What criteria does the Opioid eCQM look for?
CMS eCQM specifications can be found on the CMS eCQI Resource Center website. The direct link to the Safe Use of Opioids - Concurrent Use measure is: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/eh/2021/cms506v3
7.4: Where can we find the specifications for the eCQM Safe Use of Opioids - Concurrent Prescribing?
CMS eCQM specifications can be found on the CMS eCQI Resource Center website. The direct link to the Safe Use of Opioids - Concurrent Use measure is below https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqm/eh/2021/cms506v3