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50 Healthcare Quality Resources for 2021

Happy 4th of July everyone! We hope you have a great day full of hot dogs and hamburgers, apple pie and ice cream and fireworks, friends and family.

In honor of Independence Day, we’ve gathered a list of 50 resources for your quality reporting needs.

Quality reporting success coming right up.

CMS IQR Program

1. DOWNLOAD:  2021 Quality Reporting Bundle

This bundle includes reporting requirements, measure lists and 
deadlines for the 2019 CMS IQR and TJC ORYX® accreditation programs.

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2. ARTICLE:  2021 eCQM Requirements for the CMS IQR Program

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3. eBOOK: 2021 Hospital IQR Program Requirements

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4. DOWNLOAD: 2021 Hospital Quality Reporting Deadlines Calendar

CMS gives you a lot of deadlines to remember your quality reporting programs. One thing they don't give you is a calendar to keep it all straight! Download our free 2021 Hospital Quality Reporting Deadlines Calendar, that highlights all of the important deadlines coming up. 

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5. ARTICLE: What is the Hybrid Readmission Measure?

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6. ARTICLE: How to Implement the Hybrid Readmission Measure Blog.png
7. GUIDE: Hybrid Implementation Guidebook Download.png
8. DOWNLOAD: The Opioid Measure Implementation Guide
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9. CMS PDF:  2021 Hospital IQR Program Dates and Deadlines

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10. CMS PDF:  Hospital IQR Program Reporting Quarters for 2021

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11. CMS PDF: Understanding Calendar Years vs Fiscal Years

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12. CMS PDF: Phone & Email for Inpatient/Outpatient Programs

A list of phone numbers and email addresses related to all Inpatient/Outpatient Quality programs.

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13. CMS PDF: 2021 Implementation Guide for QRDA I (Quality Reporting Document Architecture) Files

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The Joint Commission ORYX® Initiative for 

Quality improvement Program

14. ARTICLE:  2021 eCQM Requirements for The Joint Commission ORYX® Initiative for Quality Improvement

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15. ARTICLE: The Joint Commission’s Perinatal Measures: Choosing Between Abstracted or Electronic

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16. TJC PDF: ORYX® for Hospitals Fact Sheet

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17. TJC PDF: 2021 TJC ORYX® Performance Measure Reporting Requirements

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18. TJC ARTICLE: 2021 TJC ORYX® Reporting Program Measure List

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19. TJC ARTICLE: FAQs about 2021 ORYX® Performance Measure Reporting Requirements

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20. TJC PDF: ORYX® 2021 Timeline

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CMS Quality Payment Program MIPS

21. ARTICLE: 2021 MIPS Requirements

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22. ARTICLE: MIPS eCQMS vs. Registry Measures: What’s the difference?

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23. eBOOK: An Overview of MIPS 2021

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24. ARTICLE: CMS Web Interface: Options for Transitioning to a New Reporting Method by 2022

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25. GUIDE:  CMS Web Interface Transition Guidebook

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General Quality Reporting Resources

26. DOWNLOAD: TJC vs. CMS Measure Lists [Excel Sheet]

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27. ARTICLE: How CMS Will Calculate Your 2021 Star Rating

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28. INFOGRAPHIC: 2021 Hospital Star Ratings Calculation

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29. ARTICLE: The History of Quality Reporting

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30. DOWNLOAD: Quality Acronym Reference Guide

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31. DOWNLOAD: Data Quality Checklist & Monitoring Plan

This Data Quality Checklist can help you determine if your organization’s data sufficiently fulfills each dimension: completeness, correctness, timeliness, format validity, uniqueness and acceptability.

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32. ARTICLE: The History of Sepsis: I Rot

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33. ARTICLE: How to Read an eCQM Specification

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34. ARTICLE: [Slideshow] 2022 IPPS Proposed Rule: eCQM & Hybrid Measure Changes Blog.png

35. ARTICLE: The Differences Between The 5 Major Stroke Measure Sets

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36. ARTICLE: 5 Pro Tips for Quality Departments Facing an EHR Conversion

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37. INFOGRAPHIC: eCQM Reno: Creating the Program of Your Dreams

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38. DOWNLOAD: Hospital Readmission Prevention Checklist

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39. INFOGRAPHIC: The Five Stages of Health Care Data Quality Maturity

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Webpages You Should Bookmark

40. WEBPAGE: QualityNet Hospital IQR Program Overview Link.png
41. WEBPAGE: Quality Reporting Center Resources & Tools List Link.png

42. 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.

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43. WEBPAGE: US Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK) Link.png

44. WEBPAGE: ONC JIRA eCQM Issue Tracker

Here you can submit and track eCQM problems and resolutions.

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45. WEBPAGE: eCQI Resource Center

eCQM educational materials, measure specifications, an events calendar and links to tools and resources provided by CMS and ONC.

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46. WEBPAGE: QPP Participation Status Tool

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

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47. WEBPAGE: QualityNet OQR Program Overview

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48. WEBPAGE: QualityNet Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting Program Overview

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49. WEBPAGE: TJC eCQM Specification Manual

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50. WEBPAGE: CMS Care Compare

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That’s a wrap, folks. Do you feel like a quality reporting pro yet?

We hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends. Happy Fourth of July!

 

Erin Heilman

Erin Heilman is the Marketing Director for Medisolv, Inc.

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