2017 eCQM Data Early Results

By Kristen Beatson. Posted Oct 06, 2017 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

Have you crossed “submit eCQMs to Quality Net” off your 2017 to-do list yet? We are officially into the fourth quarter of 2017 so it’s time to start thinking about your IQR program submission in earnest. Due to the recent changes to the CMS IQR program, you now only have to submit four eCQMs with one quarter’s worth of data.

Also see: Changes to Your 2017 eCQM Reporting Requirements

Many of our hospitals have already submitted their data to CMS. We wanted to share some of the early results with you. Remember back in 2011 when we first started on this journey? When we look at the 2017 stats below, based on our clients submitting for Q1 and Q2, it’s quite amazing how far we’ve come:

Percentage of hospitals submitted
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Total number of files submitted
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Average number of measures submitted per hospital
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(only four measures are required by CMS)

 

Percentage of hospitals submitting 8 or more measures
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And what are we most proud of? The significant improvement in eCQM performance. A lot of time, resources, effort and PATIENCE went into getting these rates to where they are today. Most of our hospitals are able to use the eCQM data not just to improve performance but to improve the quality of care they are delivering at the patient level.

How does your eCQM data compare?

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Big shout out to our clients who have already successfully met their eCQM requirements as a part of the IQR program.

So how ready are you for your CMS IQR submission? We have two quizzes for you that will help you assess your mastery of the subject.

If you haven’t submitted this year,
take the 2017 eCQMs 101 Quiz!
If you’ve already submitted your 2017 data,
take the 2018 IQR Quiz!
Take the QUIZ! Take the QUIZ!


If you’d like to talk to someone at Medisolv about how our software and clinical consultants can help your organization breeze through eCQM submission, schedule a time on our calendar.


Webinar:

CMS Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting in 2018

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017
1 P.M. ET | 12 P.M. CT | 10 A.M. PT

This session will help your hospital to prepare for quality reporting in 2018. You’ll learn about the changes to the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and eCQM reporting to the Joint Commission. We will outline strategies that will help you prepare your hospital for your best, most efficient IQR reporting year yet.

Participants will hear detailed information about what is expected of them on the chart-abstracted side of the IQR program and the electronic requirements as well. You will hear tips for getting your entire team on board for this pivotal year of quality reporting.

Objectives:

  • How the CMS IQR Program will change in 2018
  • The IQR reporting requirements for chart-abstracted and electronic measures
  • Tips for preparing your hospital for a successful quality reporting year

 

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Kristen Beatson

Kristen Beatson

Kristen Beatson is the Director of Electronic Measures of Medisolv, Inc.

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