[Podcast] CMS proposes changes to eCQM requirements for 2017 & 2018

By Erin Heilman. Posted May 05, 2017 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

CMS has released their 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule, which contains changes to the eCQM requirements for the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program. And these changes are not just for 2018; this rule proposes changes to the eCQM requirements for 2017 as well. 

In our third episode of our Quality Matters podcast, we bring back Kristen Beatson, Director of Electronic Measures at Medisolv, to explain to us what CMS has planned for us in 2017 and 2018.


 

Who we talked to:

Kristen Beatson, RN, is a Registered Nurse and the Director of Electronic Measures at Medisolv.  She has more than 15 years of experience in the Clinical Informatics field, including several years in the hospital environment as a Clinical Analyst managing and supporting advanced clinical application implementations. At Medisolv, she helps hospitals go from eCQM implementation all the way to successful submission and all of the painful steps in between.

What we cover:

  • Changes to eCQM requirements in 2017
  • Changes to eCQM requirements in 2017
  • Understanding the reasoning behind these changes
  • Tips to prepare for these changes

 

Resources:

2018 IPPS Proposed Rule: Highlights of Major Changes [SLIDESHOW]

2018 IPPS Proposed Rule: CMS Fact Sheet

2018 IPPS Propose Rule: CMS FULL Rule 

 


DOWNLOAD:

THE 2018 quality reporting bundle

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.

Woot woot! *Pause for dance party and sigh of relief.*

Check out what you’ll find in this handy bundle below.

CMS IQR Program:

  1. Reporting requirements
  2. Measure list
  3. Deadlines


The Joint Commission ORYX
® Initiative for Quality Improvement:

  1. Reporting requirements
  2. Measure list
  3. Deadlines


Oh, AND an Acronym Reference Guide. No more guessing game.

2018 Quality Reporting Bundle

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Erin Heilman

Erin Heilman is the Marketing Director for Medisolv, Inc.

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