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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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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2018 eCQM Requirements for the IQR Program

By Erin Heilman Posted May 25, 2018 in IQR Program, Academy, Quality Reporting

Want the scoop on 2018 eCQM requirements? Pull up a chair.

In a previous post, we discussed the major 2018 eCQM requirements for The Joint Commission ORYX® initiative for quality improvement program. Today, we are switching gears and diving into 2018 eCQM requirements for another major regulatory program: the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program.

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The Game of Submission Life: 2018 Hospital IQR Deadlines

By Erin Heilman Posted May 18, 2018 in Academy, Quality Reporting, IQR Program

So many deadlines, so little time. Are you having trouble keeping track of all the deadlines for the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program? Get organized with a quick round of The Game of Submission Life!

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2018 eCQM Requirements for The Joint Commission ORYX® Initiative for Quality Improvement

By Erin Heilman Posted May 11, 2018 in Academy, Quality Reporting, IQR Program

eCQM reporting can be frustrating and overwhelming. We get it—but there’s a silver lining! The work that you put in to successfully meet your eCQM requirements will ultimately help to improve the quality of care offered at your organization.

While you still have time to meet the June 30th deadline for eCQM submissions to The Joint Commission, it’s never too early to start preparing for round two!

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What’s in a Name? Meaningful Use Gets a Name Change

Did you hear? The Meaningful Use program is getting an overhaul (again)—and it’s starting with a name change. The new name of the Meaningful Use program will be the Promoting Interoperability (PI) program. Yes, thank you CMS, for providing us with yet another acronym to memorize. Although, I think this program, for many years, will probably have the Prince effectthe PI program (formerly known as Meaningful Use).

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