* 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.
The 8 Requirements For Hospital IQR Program In 2018
While some hospitals have the IQR program down to a science, there are still many hospitals out there that still scramble each year. In my hospital, who is responsible for what? What are the dates to complete each part of the program?
The best way to succeed is to begin with a plan. To make it easier for you, we've laid out the eight requirements you must do in 2018 to successfully complete the IQR program in this FREE 23-page eBook.
This eBook includes:
- The requirements for each part of program
- Submission method details
- Measure lists
- 2018 deadlines