The Results are In: Key Takeaways from 2017 eCQM Reporting

Today marks the last day to submit your eCQM files to the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program. How did you do? Did you breeze through year two of the eCQM requirement or was it a struggle for your hospital? 

And while The Joint Commission is giving hospitals a bit more time for eCQM submission, the summer deadline is quickly approaching. Have you crossed this submission off of your 2018 to-do list yet? 

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[PART 4] Understanding MIPS 2018: Improvement Activities

We are finishing up our four-part MIPS series in which we dig deep into each reporting category of MIPS. We offer tips to succeed and explore ways to identify the nuances of each category.

In this final part of our series, we explore the Improvement Activities category of MIPS, which is the only category that did not replace a former CMS program. The other MIPS categories all replaced former CMS reporting programs. 

Of all the MIPS category requirements for 2018 submission, the Improvement Activities category might be the simplest to understand.

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[PART 3] Understanding MIPS 2018: Advancing Care Information

In part three of our four-part series on MIPS 2018, we are going to review the Advancing Care Information category of MIPS. If you missed either of our previous posts, you can find them below. In part one, we reviewed the Quality Payment Program and the general MIPS requirements. This was followed by a close look at the Cost and Quality category requirements last week.

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[PART 2] Understanding MIPS 2018: Cost and Quality

Welcome to part two of our four-part series on the MIPS 2018 program. In last week’s post, we covered the basics of the Quality Payment Program. We reviewed where it came from and the major components of the program. We dove a little deeper by reviewing who is eligible for the MIPS program, how the scoring works and your options for reporting. If you missed any of that you can catch up by reading [PART 1] Understanding MIPS 2018.

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[PART 1] Understanding MIPS 2018

By Denise Scott Posted Feb 16, 2018 in MACRA/MIPS Program

In this first post of our four-part series on MIPS 2018, we begin with an understanding of the basic structure of the MIPS program. We review where it came from and the general things you need to know about how the program works.

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Prepare Yourself: 12 Tips for HIMSS18

By Erin Heilman Posted Feb 15, 2018

Every year, thousands of healthcare professionals descend upon one city for the biggest Healthcare IT conference of its kind. Over the years the number of attendees has grown. For 2018, HIMSS anticipates 50,000 conference attendees and 1,200 exhibitors.

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How much could you lose from these Quality Reporting programs? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What is an acceptable level of lost Medicare revenue for your hospital? Well, obviously no revenue loss would be the best course of action. But it's not as simple as that when it comes down to it. You see, the trade off for ensuring your hospital isn't dinged with any penalties from Medicare is investing time, resources and money into a comprehensive Quality program. Sure, sounds great. That is, until you dive into what it means to actually invest in that solution.

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Questions for our Quality Expert Panel

Do you have questions about Quality reporting? Well you're not alone. In a recent webinar, Medisolv brought together a panel of Quality experts to answer questions from the audience. Participants submitted all types of questions: big, small, specific, broad, procedural, technical, elementary and advanced.

We've pulled some of the best questions from the webinar. Let's take a look at the answers to these questions. You might just learn something you didn't already know!

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2018 MIPS Mind Game [Quiz]

Play the 2018 MIPS Mind Game!

How much do you know about the MIPS Program? Do you think you could achieve a passing grade on a 19-point quiz? Test your knowledge on the 2018 MIPS requirements by answering detailed questions about eligibility, payments, exemptions and dates.

Caution: This test isn't for wimps.  

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The Difference Between MIPS 2017 vs MIPS 2018

The beginning of the year can be a tricky period for those responsible for overseeing the smooth execution of their Quality program. At this point in the year you may not yet have submitted your files to successfully meet your 2017 MIPS requirements, but the new year has started and with it, the need to start monitoring and capturing your results for your 2018 MIPS reporting year.

During this time we thought it would be helpful to clearly lay out the differences in the MIPS program between 2017 and 2018. This way, while you are preparing to submit your required MIPS files (MARCH 31 DEADLINE), you can keep in mind the measures you should be tracking and monitoring in 2018.

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eCQMs 101 eCourse

Get started with electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) with this 101 course covering the basics of understanding eCQMs.



Understanding MIPS eCourse

In this course you’ll learn the basics of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and the specifics of what’s required for successful completion of MIPS.



Cost Accounting eCourse

This basic course will explain to you how to get cost accounting system set up quickly in your hospital.


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