As October closed, CMS announced a new initiative called the "Patients Over Paperwork" initiative. The goal is to reduce the regulatory reporting burden put on clinicians. CMS wants to continue their transition to paying for value and quality, but redefine what it means to pay for value and quality. Their new initiative “aims to focus on outcome-based measures going forward, as opposed to trying to micromanage processes.”
In the same week, CMS dropped the Quality Payment Program (QPP) final rule for year two. This new initiative is reflected in the changes found within the 1,653-page final rule. Based on the new requirements, it's clear that CMS is attempting to ease the transition into QPP for all clinicians and provide relief to small practices.
We have pulled together the top 13 significant highlights from the final rule. Here’s what you can expect for MIPS in 2018.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
1 p.m. ET | 12 p.m. CT | 10 a.m. PT
Quality Reporting: 2018 and Beyond
Tying payments to performance across quality and cost dimensions requires robust measurement and reporting. Hospitals and providers, however, are demanding relief from regulatory burdens including quality reporting. What gives?
In response to both internal needs and external pressures, CMS continues to propose dramatic changes in its Quality Reporting programs. While this session will primarily focus on these hospital and ambulatory changes for quality reporting in 2018, future reporting trends and lessons applicable across the continuum of care will also be discussed. In addition, we’ll share some strategies that will help you to better manage multiple measure types for the major regulatory reporting programs.
- Review 2018 reporting requirements and discuss future trends in quality reporting.
- Gain insight into what quality reporting is likely to look like beyond 2018.
- Learn strategies to help you stay on top of the complex and changing reporting requirements year after year.
Dr. Zahid Butt, MD, FACG
Medisolv, President & Chief Executive Officer