2019 IPPS Final Rule: What's Changing?  [SLIDESHOW]

CMS recently dropped their 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule, which focuses on simplifying requirements, reducing regulatory reporting costs and emphasizing patient-centered care. 

So, what exactly does CMS have up their sleeve for next year? Take a look at the slideshow below to learn about the major changes that were finalized in the 2019 IPPS final rule. 

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Pella Regional Health Center Exceeds Expectations for Year One of MIPS

In 2017, Pella Regional Health Center needed to gear up for a new Quality Payment Program (QPP) that would either incentivize or penalize their physicians based on performance: MIPS. But how?  

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2018 MIPS Reimbursements: How Does It Work?

Achieving a successful MIPS submission can be challenging for any Eligible Clinician—but did you know that small practices in particular are more likely to receive a negative payment adjustment than larger practices?

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2019 MIPS Proposed Rule: Key Highlights

What’s in store for year three of the Quality Payment Program (QPP)? Last week, CMS dropped the 2019 QPP proposed rule. In addition to focusing on improving patient care by greatly reducing paperwork requirements for clinicians, it includes some major MIPS changes such as removing several process-based quality measures, overhauling the newly named Promoting Interoperability category and modifying technical requirements. Keep in mind that these are just the proposed changes. The final rule will come out in late fall.

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Planning Resources for MIPS 2018 [DOWNLOAD]

What is your hospital doing to prepare for MIPS 2018? Do you and your team have a plan in place for a smooth and successful submission? While it may feel like you just recovered from…err I mean completed the first year of MIPS, it’s time to start gearing up for round two!

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50 Quality Reporting Resources for 2018

Hot dogs, (adult) beverages, flag cake, fireworks—ah yes, let freedom ring.

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

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eCQMs: What Did Hospital Professionals Rank Easiest and Hardest?

Implementing, maintaining and submitting eCQMs to fulfill requirements for the major regulatory programs such as the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program is a lot of work for hospitals—or is it?

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Survey Results: The eCQM Process

Since eCQM reporting to the IQR program became a requirement in 2016, hospitals and clinicians have had to give some serious thought to the structure of their eCQM program. Some hospitals had everything set up as a result of the Meaningful Use years, and others only began the eCQM implementation process to ensure they could fulfill the IQR requirement.

Medisolv wanted to know how difficult this process was for hospitals. We were also curious to find out if monitoring eCQMs after the initial set up is burdensome to hospitals.  

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2018 Hospital IQR Deadlines Calendar [DOWNLOAD]

Summer has sadly come to an end. To help you start gearing up for fall, we’re offering a free download of our 2018 hospital IQR deadlines calendar. 

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How to Improve Your Hospital's Contraindication Documentation

This week we are talking about contraindication documentation for eCQMs (or “the dreaded negation,” as we like to call it here at Medisolv). While it’s not exactly a favorite topic by anyone’s stretch of the imagination, having a good process in place for capturing contraindications is one of the key things a hospital can do in order to improve their eCQM results. That’s because most eCQM logic references contraindication which, if documented correctly in the EHR, will prevent the patient from failing the measure and ultimately improve performance.

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Get started with electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) with this 101 course covering the basics of understanding eCQMs.

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Understanding MIPS eCourse

In this course you’ll learn the basics of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and the specifics of what’s required for successful completion of MIPS.

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Cost Accounting eCourse

This basic course will explain to you how to get cost accounting system set up quickly in your hospital.

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