CMS released the 2024 IPPS proposed rule. In it they continued to emphasize health equity and provided clear indication that they are moving full throttle with eCQMs. You can see this reflected in the changes to your Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program requirements.
In summary your major changes are:
The COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Personnel is changed beginning with Q4 2023 reporting period
Both Hybrid measures will be modified to include Medicare Advantage beneficiaries in reporting year 2024
They are retiring the abstracted PC-01 measure beginning with calendar year 2024
There are three new eCQMs available in 2025
Sepsis will be included in the Hospital Value-Based Performance FY 2026
There were a few other changes of note which we’ve highlighted in the slideshow below.
So, there you have it. Keep in mind this is just proposed changes so they may go back and change the requirements for 2024.
We know that keeping up with these yearly regulatory changes can be overwhelming. That’s why we have dedicated quality advisors who can help you better understand what each change means for your organization and ensure you have a comprehensive quality program.
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