CMS dropped the 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final 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.Read More
The Emergency Department has become the Grand Central Station of the American Healthcare System. Multitudes of people are coming and going in an extremely hectic environment every single day.
Emergency Department visits have reached epidemic proportions. Here are some staggering statics around ED visits in the US.Read More
There are two different tracks to the Quality Payment Program: MIPS and Advanced APMs. By now, we are all pretty familiar with the terms. But did you know that if you participate in an APM (such as an ACO) you may still be required to report to MIPS?
Preparing for a successful QPP participation can be challenging, especially if you wait until the last minute to do your research and make a game plan. Keep in mind that the reporting period for QPP has already begun.Read More
MIPS 2019 is in full swing! In case you missed it, there are several changes to the rules around MIPS eligibility this year. If you weren’t eligible last year you may be this year.
CMS included a handful of newly eligible titles and also established one more criterion for eligibility. Additionally, even if you are not eligible, you may still voluntarily report in order to get rewarded for your performance.Read More
Major deadlines for reporting to the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program are rapidly approaching, but it's not game over just yet! Power-up your education by transporting into the Super IQR World.
Navigate through pipe portals, underground dungeons, lava and open water to avoid gaps in your submissions. What obstacles will you encounter on your way to the Castle of Submission Success? Will you earn some cash (or gold coins) on your journey? Or will you be defeated by the big, bad CMS boss (don't tell CMS we said that). There’s only one way to find out— grab your red hat and let's get started!Read More
Have you heard about the new hybrid measure from CMS? In the 2020 IQR proposed rule, the hybrid measure is on track to go from voluntary to mandatory by 2023. And what’s more is that your measure performance will be publicly reported on Hospital Compare shortly thereafter.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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