Terms of Use

Agreement between User and Measure Authoring Tool Web Site

The Measure Authoring Tool Web Site is comprised of various Web pages operated by Telligen on behalf of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Measure Authoring Tool Web Site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modifications of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

Modification of these Terms of Use

The Measure Authoring Tool Web Site reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices, under which the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site is offered.

Privacy Act Warning

Information contained in this system is subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552A, as amended). Personal information contained in this system may be used only by authorized persons to conduct official business. Any individual responsible for unauthorized disclosure or misuse of personal information may be subject to monetary fines. Read about the Privacy Policy

Links to Third Party Sites

The Measure Authoring Tool Web Site may contain links to other Web sites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site and the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site or any changes or update to a Linked Site. The Measure Authoring Tool Web Site is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site of the site or any association with its operators. User assumes all risk for visiting linked sites.

Quality of Information

The information included in or available through the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. The Measure Authoring Tool Web Site may make improvements and/or changes in the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site at any time. Advice received via the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site should not be relied upon without consulting an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation. All requests for correction of information on the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site must be submitted via letter or email to:
MAT Help Desk
1776 West Lakes Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Email: support@emeasuretool.org

Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site, you warrant to the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site that you will not use the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site.

Government System Usage Warning

The Measure Authoring Tool Web Site is provided only for official business use and is funded by CMS.

  • This warning provides privacy and security notices consistent with applicable federal laws, directives, and other federal guidance for accessing this Government system, which includes (1) this computer network, (2) all computers connected to this network, and (3) all devices and storage media attached to this network or to a computer on this network.
  • This system is provided for Government-authorized use only.

  • Unauthorized or improper use of this system is prohibited and may result in disciplinary action and/or civil and criminal penalties.

  • Personal use of social media and networking sites on this system is limited as to not interfere with official work duties and is subject to monitoring.

  • By using this system, you understand and consent to the following:

    • The Government may monitor, record, and audit your system usage, including usage of personal devices and email systems for official duties or to conduct HHS business. Therefore, you have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication or data transiting or stored on this system. At any time, and for any lawful Government purpose, the government may monitor, intercept, and search and seize any communication or data transiting or stored on this system.

    • Any communication or data transiting or stored on this system may be disclosed or used for any lawful Government purpose.

UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THIS COMPUTER SYSTEM IS PROHIBITED BY LAW (REFERENCE TITLE 18 U.S.C., SECTION 1030) IF YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCESS THIS SYSTEM YOU MUST SIGN OUT IMMEDIATELY OR EXIT.


Federal, State, and/or local laws may provide criminal penalties for any person illegally accessing or using a Government owned or operated computer system.

Additional Terms for Account Holders

The Measure Authoring Tool Web Site is funded by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) for use by measure authors. The following Terms of Use is designed to inform users who have registered and received account privileges in the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site. The additional terms are specific to the practices regarding collection, use, and disclosure of information that you may have access to as a signed-in user of the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site. The entire Terms of Use applies to account holders.

In order to ensure the integrity, confidentiality, availability and security of information maintained by the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site, and to permit appropriate disclosure and use of such data as permitted by law; the Account Holder agrees to comply with the following specific paragraphs. The Account Holder represents and warrants further that he/she shall not disclose, release, reveal, show, sell, rent, lease, loan, or otherwise grant access to their User ID and password to the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site to any individual(s). The Account Holder agrees to notify the MAT Help Desk should they suspect their User ID and password to be compromised, such that it should be deleted and a new User ID and password should be issued.

The Account Holder agrees to establish appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect the confidentiality of the information accessed through the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site and to prevent unauthorized use or access to it. The Account Holder agrees that no findings, files, or information derived from the use of the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site may be released to unauthorized individuals.

The Account Holder agrees that in the event MAT Security determines or has reasonable belief that the User has made any unauthorized disclosure(s), their access will be revoked. The Account Holder acknowledges that criminal, administrative, or civil penalties under the Privacy Act may apply if it is determined that the individual knowingly and willfully released the information under false pretenses.

By accepting this agreement, the Account Holder agrees to abide by all provisions set out in this Agreement for protection of the data and acknowledges having received notice of potential criminal, administrative, or civil penalties for violation of the terms of the Agreement. In addition, by using the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site, you agree with the terms of the User Agreement as defined on the Measure Authoring Tool Web Site Registration Form.

Disclaimers

  1. The Measure Authoring Tool is provided "as is" and "as available". The user assumes sole risk for use of the tool.
  2. Measure Authoring Tool Web Site does not endorse and makes no representations or express or implied warranties of any nature with respect to the Measure Authoring Tool, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In particular, Measure Authoring Tool Web Site does not represent or warrant that:
    a. Use of the Measure Authoring Tool will meet your requirements;
    b. Use of the Measure Authoring Tool will be uninterrupted, timely, or free from error;
    c. Electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) created by using the Measure Authoring Tool will meet your requirements;
    d. Use of the Measure Authoring Tool to create an eCQM will result in endorsement of that measure.
  3. The Measure Authoring Tool Web Site is not responsible for the applications or outcomes, including decisions or actions taken as a result of eCQMs generated with the Measure Authoring Tool.
  4. Use of the Symantec™ Validation and ID Protection (VIP) software is subject to terms of use of Symantec™ (http://www.symantec.com/about/profile/policies/legal.jsp). The Measure Authoring Tool does not warrant the suitability, nor is liable, for any damages caused by installing software from Symantec™.