2018 eCQM Requirements for the IQR Program

By Erin Heilman Posted May 25, 2018 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

Want the scoop on 2018 eCQM requirements? Pull up a chair.

In a previous post, we discussed the major 2018 eCQM requirements for The Joint Commission ORYX® initiative for quality improvement program. Today, we are switching gears and diving into 2018 eCQM requirements for another major regulatory program: the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program.

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The Game of Submission Life: 2018 Hospital IQR Deadlines

By Erin Heilman Posted May 18, 2018 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

So many deadlines, so little time. Are you having trouble keeping track of all the deadlines for the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program? Get organized with a quick round of The Game of Submission Life!

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2018 eCQM Requirements for The Joint Commission ORYX® Initiative for Quality Improvement

By Erin Heilman Posted May 11, 2018 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

eCQM reporting can be frustrating and overwhelming. We get it—but there’s a silver lining! The work that you put in to successfully meet your eCQM requirements will ultimately help to improve the quality of care offered at your organization.

While you still have time to meet the June 30th deadline for eCQM submissions to The Joint Commission, it’s never too early to start preparing for round two!

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MIPS eCQMs vs Registry Measures: What’s the difference?

Two of the available options for Eligible Clinicians to submit their Quality measures data to CMS include EHR direct data submission or Qualified Registry data submission. Today, we are going to learn what measures are available in each of those reporting options and how the measures differ.

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What’s in a Name? Meaningful Use Gets a Name Change

Did you hear? The Meaningful Use program is getting an overhaul (again)—and it’s starting with a name change. The new name of the Meaningful Use program will be the Promoting Interoperability (PI) program. Yes, thank you CMS, for providing us with yet another acronym to memorize. Although, I think this program, for many years, will probably have the Prince effectthe PI program (formerly known as Meaningful Use).

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It's Coming for Us All: Sepsis

By Erin Heilman Posted Apr 20, 2018 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

What is this a picture of?

Is it:

  1. A map of the New York subway system
  2. Death Star blueprint plans
  3. A graphic interpretation of a black widow spider web
  4. Healthcare's attempt to improve patient care
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Download the 2018 Quality Reporting Bundle

By Erin Heilman Posted Apr 13, 2018 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

Successfully reporting your eCQM and chart-abstracted measure data to CMS and The Joint Commission is a process that requires some time and preparation. But how can you prepare without the proper information? Do you know what to search for? Is the information that you found correct and accurate for this submission year?

Set your worries aside. We know that you have more important things to do than dig through a handful of confusing CMS and Joint Commission documents—that’s why we did it for you! Yup, true story. We gathered all of the important documents, standardized and simplified them and put everything in our 2018 Quality Reporting Bundle.

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eCQM Submissions: Rejections and Mismatches 101

Did your hospital have eCQM submission rejections or mismatches in 2017? Don’t fret. There’s a solution.

But wait. What does it even mean if you have rejections or mismatches? Let’s break it down. A patient’s QRDA file (Quality Reporting Document Architecture) gets rejected when the agency—CMS or The Joint Commission—finds an error, either a technical issue like an incorrect file format or a clinical data issue, and the error prevents them from accepting the file into their system. 

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2017 MIPS Submission Results

The final school bell is ringing—it’s MIPS submission time! The deadline for Eligible Clinicians to submit their 2017 MIPS reporting files to CMS has been extended to Tuesday, April 3. Providers, are you ready? All that hard work is about to pay off (so, is it dinner on you?).

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Patient Safety: A Look Back at Health IT Evolvement

By Erin Heilman Posted Mar 23, 2018 in Quality Reporting, Academy

What is your hospital doing to develop and improve patient safety? Not sure where to begin? ECRI Institute recently released their list of the top 10 patient safety concerns for 2018, and we've pulled together a little chart that shows these top 10 issues.

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