What’s in store for year three of the Quality Payment Program (QPP)? Last week, CMS dropped the 2019 QPP proposed rule. In addition to focusing on improving patient care by greatly reducing paperwork requirements for clinicians, it includes some major MIPS changes such as removing several process-based quality measures, overhauling the newly named Promoting Interoperability category and modifying technical requirements. Keep in mind that these are just the proposed changes. The final rule will come out in late fall.Read More
Did you know that almost 80% of hospitals nationwide received a penalty to their Medicare reimbursement payments in 2018 due to their hospital’s readmission rate?1 Hospital readmission rates continue to be a problem in our country. However, there are tools that hospitals can leverage to help them predict the likelihood of a patient coming back into their hospital. Using this predictive tool, Medisolv created a handy Readmission Prevention Checklist—and you can download it for free! The checklist will help your hospital get started on a plan to intervene with your high-risk inpatients.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
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 effect—the PI program (formerly known as Meaningful Use).Read More
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.Read More
Every year, thousands of health care professionals descend upon one city for the biggest Health care 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.Read More
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