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50 COVID Quality Reporting Resources for 2020

It’s pretty dark out there. And honestly a 4th of July party may feel a little out of place this year. But when it gets dark, I remember one of my favorite quotes from the famous Mr. Rogers.

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”


That’s you. The helpers. And we see you. It is also amazing how the healthcare community has come together to offer so many free resources to assist hospitals and providers.

In honor of the 4th of July, we’ve gathered together 50 COVID-19 quality reporting resources to help you specifically with your quality reporting needs. Happy 4th of July and stay safe out there.

Regulatory Guidance Memos

1. [Memo] CMS March 27, 2020 Quality Reporting Memo: Exceptions and Extensions PDF Memo
2. [Memo] CMS June 25, 2020 List of All Blanket Waivers PDF Memo
3. [Memo] TJC March 25, 2020 ORYX® Requirement Changes Memo  PDF Memo
4. [Memo] TJC June 8, 2020 Memo on Resuming Surveys PDF Memo
5. [Fact Sheet] CMS June 24, 2020 MIPS Quality Payment Program Memo on Reweighting Categories PDF Memo
6. [Download] Changes to 2019 & 2020 Hospital Quality Reporting Programs (CMS & TJC) Download Medisolv File
7. [Article] Changes to Quality Reporting in Response to COVID-19 Medisolv Article

 

Help With Deciding What To Do

8. [Download] COVID-19 Optional Quality Data Submission Decision Tree Download Medisolv File
9. [Article] Should We Submit Optional Quality Data to CMS? Medisolv Article
10. [Article] Should We Still Abstract Core Measures? Medisolv Article

 

Quality Reporting Exception Forms

11. [Form] Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program (IQR) Extraordinary Circumstances Exceptions (ECE) Request Form Form-Fill
12. [Form] Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program Extraordinary Circumstances Exceptions (ECE) Request Form Form Fill
13. [Form] Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) Extraordinary Circumstances Exceptions (ECE) Request Form Form Fill
14. [Form] Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) Program Extraordinary Circumstances Exceptions (ECE) Request Form Form Fill
15. [Form] MIPS Promoting Interoperability Performance Category Hardship Exception Form Fill
16. [Form] MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception Form Fill

 

Current Quality Reporting Requirements

CMS IQR Program

17. [Download] 2020 Quality Reporting Bundle Download-File
18. [eBook] 2020 Hospital IQR Program Requirements Download-File
19. [Video] 2020 CMS IQR Program Reporting Requirements Medisolv-Video
20. [Article] 2020 Hospital IQR Program Requirements Medisolv Article
21. [Download] 2020 IQR Program Deadlines Calendar  Medisolv Download
22. [Download] 2020 CMS vs TJC Measure Retirement List (Excel Workbook) Download Medisolv File


The Joint Commission ORYX® Initiative for Quality Improvement Program

23. [Article] 2020 Joint Commission ORYX® Requirements Medisolv Article


CMS Quality Payment Program MIPS

24. [Article] 2020 MIPS Requirements Medisolv Article
25. [eBook] An Overview of MIPS 2020 Medisolv Download File

 

Organization’s COVID-19 Resource Pages

26. [Webpage] CMS All Memos & Guidance Resource webpage
27. [Webpage] TJC All Memos & Guidance Resource webpage
28. [Webpage] Medisolv COVID-19 Resources & Information Page Resource webpage
29. [Webpage] NAHQ COVID-19 Resources Page Resource webpage
30. [Webpage] ECRI COVID-19 Resources Page Resource webpage
31. [Webpage] AHRQ COVID-19 Resources Resource webpage
32. [Webpage] IHI COVID-19 Resources Page Resource webpage

 

Visual Resources

33. [Webpage] CDC COVID Data Tracker Resource webpage
34. [Webpage] Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Dashboard Resource webpage
35. [Webpage] NYT Coronavirus Map Resource webpage

 

Standard Quality Reporting Resources by Program

CMS IQR Program

36. [Download from CMS] 2020 Hospital IQR Program Dates and Deadlines PDF Download
37. [Download from CMS] Understanding Calendar Years vs Fiscal Years PDF Download
38. [Download from CMS] Phone & Email for Inpatient/Outpatient Programs PDF Download
39. [Webpage] QualityNet Hospital IQR Program Overview Resource webpage
40. [Webpage] Quality Reporting Center Resources & Tools List Resource webpage
41. [Webpage] Value Set Authority Center (VSAC)

Here you’ll find the value sets for eCQMs. Note that you must have a login to access this site.

Resource webpage
42. [Webpage] US Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK) Resource webpage
43. [Webpage] ONC JIRA eCQM Issue Tracker

Here you can submit and track eCQM problems and resolutions.

Resource webpage
44. [Download from CMS] 2020 Implementation Guide for QRDA I (Quality Reporting Document Architecture) Files PDF Download
45. [Webpage] eCQI Resource Center Resource webpage

 

The Joint Commission ORYX® Initiative for Quality Improvement Program

46. [Download from TJC] 2020 TJC ORYX® Performance Measure Reporting Requirements PDF Download
47. [Download from TJC] 2020 TJC ORYX® Reporting Program Measure List PDF Download
48. [Download from TJC] FAQs about 2020 ORYX® Performance Measure Reporting Requirements PDF Download

 

CMS Quality Payment Program MIPS

49. [Webpage] QPP Participation Status Tool

Find out if you’re eligible to report to MIPS using this Eligibility assessment tool

Resource webpage
50. [Webpage] Quality Payment Resource Library

Check out this page for information on 2020 MIPS measures, category specifications, qualified registries and more.  

Resource webpage

 

 

Erin Heilman

Erin Heilman is the Marketing Director for Medisolv, Inc.

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