*NOTE Since this blog was written, The Joint Commission has updated their eCQM submission deadline for 2017. The deadline is now June 29, 2018. CMS has also pushed back their deadline to March 16, 2018.
Just when you thought you had it all figured out, they change their mind. If you hadn’t already heard, both CMS and The Joint Commission have changed their eCQM requirements for the 2017 reporting period.
At the beginning of August, CMS released their 2018 IPPS final rule which lowered the eCQM requirements for the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program. Then, in mid-August, The Joint Commission followed suit, lowering the requirements for their ORYX ® initiative for quality improvement program.
In this slideshow, we review the changes made to the eCQM requirements for both CMS and The Joint Commission for your 2017 reporting period.
Erin Heilman is the Marketing Director for Medisolv, Inc.