2019 eCQM Requirements for The Joint Commission ORYX® Initiative for Quality Improvement

By Erin Heilman Posted May 17, 2019 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

Achieving a successful eCQM submission is no easy feat. It is a year-round undertaking that requires time, organizational collaboration and plenty of patience. But don’t get too bogged down, because the work that you put in to fulfill your eCQM duties will ultimately help to improve the quality of care offered at your organization.

It’s never too early to start prepping for your next round of eCQM submissions. Let's start by reviewing the 2019 eCQM requirements for The Joint Commission ORYX® initiative for quality improvement program.

We break down the major requirements in the following short video—or you can read all about it below.  

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2019 MIPS Mind Game [Quiz]

Play the 2019 MIPS Mind Game!

How much do you know about the MIPS 2019 requirements? Do you think you could achieve a passing grade on a 15-point quiz?

Put your MIPS knowledge to the test by answering questions about eligibility, payments, exemptions and important deadlines.  

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9 Highlights from the 2020 IPPS Proposed Rule

By Erin Heilman Posted May 03, 2019 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

CMS dropped the 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule, which focuses on measure adjustments to reduce quality reporting burden, supporting quality care in rural areas and revising policies related to new technology add-on payments.

If you haven’t been able to get through the grueling 1,800+ pages, don’t fret. We have you covered with the highlights of the proposed changes below!

Let’s take a look at what CMS has in store for us in 2020.

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Part One: Diagnosing the Problem of Diagnostic Error

In 1986 my 18-year old sister was in a rollover car accident near Breckenridge, Colorado. She was air lifted to a trauma center in Denver with a closed head injury and a severely fractured left femur. After three days on a ventilator in a medically induced coma, she awoke with no permanent brain injury. Our frightened family was overjoyed. She was still in traction in the ICU to stabilize her femur until we could get her to surgery the following day. 

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The History of Sepsis: "I Rot"

“Sepsis is an easy measure to abstract…” said no health care professional ever. In a previous post, we reviewed the many challenges and complications that come with reporting the sepsis measure. But how exactly did sepsis come to be in the first place? When and where did sepsis originate?

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2019 Hospital IQR Deadlines Calendar [DOWNLOAD]

By Erin Heilman Posted Apr 12, 2019 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

It’s officially spring, and summer will be here before you know it! But before you start daydreaming about piña coladas, don’t forget about the deadlines that are quickly approaching for the 2019 Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program.

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eCQM Results: Key Takeaways from 2018 Reporting

eCQM reporting for 2018: check! The reporting window has officially closed for eCQM submissions to the Hospital IQR program, and the moment of truth has arrived. How did your organization perform in 2018? Did your eCQM performance improve from 2017?

Now that Medisolv has completed eCQM submissions on our clients’ behalf, we wanted to take some time to share the results with you.

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HAC Facts: Hospitals Penalized in 2019

In last week's post, we reviewed the risk for not reporting to the various regulatory reporting programs. Today we're going to take a closer look at what it means to get hit with a penalty from one particular program: The Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) program.

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The Cost of Quality: Is It Worth It?

It’s no surprise to anyone reading this that reporting to regulatory programs has become a burden to health care professionals over the last decade. It’s challenging to find the resources and funds to successfully manage your quality program and accurately fulfill your reporting requirements.

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Download the 2019 Quality Reporting Bundle

By Erin Heilman Posted Mar 15, 2019 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

Preparing to report your eCQM and chart-abstracted measure data to CMS and The Joint Commission can be overwhelming, especially if you're not sure what's required of you or where to search for accurate and up-to-date information. 

Set your uncertainties and worries aside. To help simplify the reporting process for your organization this year, we've put together a 2019 Quality Reporting Bundle which has all the important documents you'll need for a successful submission.  

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eCQMs 101 eCourse

Get started with electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) with this 101 course covering the basics of understanding eCQMs.

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Understanding MIPS eCourse

In this course you’ll learn the basics of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and the specifics of what’s required for successful completion of MIPS.

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Cost Accounting eCourse

This basic course will explain to you how to get cost accounting system set up quickly in your hospital.

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