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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