eCQM File Validation Prior to Upload

February 06, 2016

When submitting your CQM data during Meaningful Use attestation, you have the option to participate in eCQM reporting by uploading a QRDA III file to the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program eMIPP system (for Medicaid program participants) or the Physician and Other Health Care Professionals Quality Reporting Portal (for Medicare program participants). Should you choose to use this option, you are encouraged to test the integrity of your file prior to upload using the Submission Engine Validation Tool (SEVT) located on the Physician and Other Health Care Professionals Quality Reporting Portal. This PQRS SEVT User Guide provides the information necessary to effectively use the SEVT to validate the format of the data file. The file is validated against the most current published data submission specifications.

To access the PQRS SEVT, you must have a functional CMS Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) account.