Hot dogs, (adult) beverages, flag cake, fireworks—ah yes, let freedom ring.
In honor of Independence Day, we’ve gathered a list of 50 resources for your quality reporting needs. Get it? 50 states…50 resources.Read More
Implementing, maintaining and submitting eCQMs to fulfill requirements for the major regulatory programs such as the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program is a lot of work for hospitals—or is it?Read More
Since eCQM reporting to the IQR program became a requirement in 2016, hospitals and clinicians have had to give some serious thought to the structure of their eCQM program. Some hospitals had everything set up as a result of the Meaningful Use years, and others only began the eCQM implementation process to ensure they could fulfill the IQR requirement.
Medisolv wanted to know how difficult this process was for hospitals. We were also curious to find out if monitoring eCQMs after the initial set up is burdensome to hospitals.Read More
It’s that time of year—school is coming to an end, students are rejoicing (parents are crying) and you’re gearing up for a summer of long-awaited vacations and relaxation! Wait, come back. Don’t forget about the deadlines that you need to keep track of for the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program amid your summer fun.Read More
This week we are talking about contraindication documentation for eCQMs (or “the dreaded negation,” as we like to call it here at Medisolv). While it’s not exactly a favorite topic by anyone’s stretch of the imagination, having a good process in place for capturing contraindications is one of the key things a hospital can do in order to improve their eCQM results. That’s because most eCQM logic references contraindication which, if documented correctly in the EHR, will prevent the patient from failing the measure and ultimately improve performance.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
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