2019 eCQM Requirements for the CMS IQR Program

By Erin Heilman Posted May 31, 2019 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

CMS requires eCQMs to be submitted as a part of successfully completing your Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program requirements. In this post, we review the 2019 eCQM requirements for the IQR program. Watch the video below for a quick overview.

ALSO SEE: 2019 eCQM requirements for The Joint Commission ORYX® initiative for quality improvement program. 

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Survey Results: eCQMs vs Core Measure Performance

Over the course of the last decade, there has been a significant shift in the way hospitals track and assess their quality measures. Ten years ago, most hospitals were significantly burdened with dozens of Core measures that they were required to abstract. When eCQMs (Electronic Clinical Quality Measures) came on to the scene no one really knew what to make of them or how much effort should be given to these measures. Now in 2019, eCQMs have become much more common.

Medisolv wanted to find out if there were any interesting differences in the way hospitals think about their Core measures versus their eCQMs. We heard from a lot of people in the quality department, many directors of quality and the abstractors too. Below are the results from our website survey. How does your hospital compare?

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2019 eCQM Requirements for The Joint Commission ORYX® Initiative for Quality Improvement

By Erin Heilman Posted May 17, 2019 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

Achieving a successful eCQM submission is no easy feat. It is a year-round undertaking that requires time, organizational collaboration and plenty of patience. But don’t get too bogged down, because the work that you put in to fulfill your eCQM duties will ultimately help to improve the quality of care offered at your organization.

It’s never too early to start prepping for your next round of eCQM submissions. Let's start by reviewing the 2019 eCQM requirements for The Joint Commission ORYX® initiative for quality improvement program.

We break down the major requirements in the following short video—or you can read all about it below.  

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2019 MIPS Mind Game [Quiz]

Play the 2019 MIPS Mind Game!

How much do you know about the MIPS 2019 requirements? Do you think you could achieve a passing grade on a 15-point quiz?

Put your MIPS knowledge to the test by answering questions about eligibility, payments, exemptions and important deadlines.  

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9 Highlights from the 2020 IPPS Proposed Rule

By Erin Heilman Posted May 03, 2019 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

CMS dropped the 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule, which focuses on measure adjustments to reduce quality reporting burden, supporting quality care in rural areas and revising policies related to new technology add-on payments.

If you haven’t been able to get through the grueling 1,800+ pages, don’t fret. We have you covered with the highlights of the proposed changes below!

Let’s take a look at what CMS has in store for us in 2020.

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Part One: Diagnosing the Problem of Diagnostic Error

In 1986 my 18-year old sister was in a rollover car accident near Breckenridge, Colorado. She was air lifted to a trauma center in Denver with a closed head injury and a severely fractured left femur. After three days on a ventilator in a medically induced coma, she awoke with no permanent brain injury. Our frightened family was overjoyed. She was still in traction in the ICU to stabilize her femur until we could get her to surgery the following day. 

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The History of Sepsis: "I Rot"

“Sepsis is an easy measure to abstract…” said no health care professional ever. In a previous post, we reviewed the many challenges and complications that come with reporting the sepsis measure. But how exactly did sepsis come to be in the first place? When and where did sepsis originate?

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2019 Hospital IQR Deadlines Calendar [DOWNLOAD]

By Erin Heilman Posted Apr 12, 2019 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

It’s officially spring, and summer will be here before you know it! But before you start daydreaming about piña coladas, don’t forget about the deadlines that are quickly approaching for the 2019 Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program.

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eCQM Results: Key Takeaways from 2018 Reporting

eCQM reporting for 2018: check! The reporting window has officially closed for eCQM submissions to the Hospital IQR program, and the moment of truth has arrived. How did your organization perform in 2018? Did your eCQM performance improve from 2017?

Now that Medisolv has completed eCQM submissions on our clients’ behalf, we wanted to take some time to share the results with you.

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HAC Facts: Hospitals Penalized in 2019

In last week's post, we reviewed the risk for not reporting to the various regulatory reporting programs. Today we're going to take a closer look at what it means to get hit with a penalty from one particular program: The Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) program.

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