Guess what? You might actually be able to make some real money in the MIPS program next year. That's because CMS is upping the minimum and exceptional scores so more of the worst performer’s money will feed the best performers.
CMS released the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule which contained the revised MIPS requirements. Next year CMS is upping the minimum score requirements and plan to post your 2018 MIPS performance to Physician Compare. Also, of note, CMS has released its vision for how their new MIPS Value Pathways (MVP) program may look in 2021. I’ve summarized the gist of the program below the slideshow.Read More
It’s the 20th anniversary of the IOM’s landmark report, “To Err is Human,” which sparked the modern patient safety movement. Since then, some health systems’ relationships with patient safety have gone stale. Our advice columnist helps reignite one reader’s passion for patient safety using quality data.Read More
Every year, CMS levies penalties nationwide on hospitals with poor readmission performance. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, 83% of hospitals will be hit with a penalty.
Since the program began in FY 2012, CMS has steadily been doling out penalties to hospital’s with poor readmission performance and increasing the maximum amount of penalty applied. This year, 3,129 hospitals are eligible for the program and the maximum penalty a hospital could receive is 3%.Read More
I recently received an email from a client asking me which Quality conferences I felt were worth attending. Medisolv of course makes our rounds at Quality conferences every year, but I hadn’t thought about it from a Quality person’s perspective. So, I went around internally here at Medisolv and rounded up what we thought is worth the investment to attend.
It should go without saying, but this list is just based off our opinion. Also, no one is paying us to promote any of these conferences listed here. Unless of course you’re interested… 😉Read More
Every year the requirements for the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program change; sometimes slightly and sometimes more drastically. In 2020, there are quite a few changes coming your way. For instance, did you know the HAI (NHSN) measures aren't required to be submit this year in this program? And the chart-abstracted measure requirement drops to two measures.
This annual eBook covers the requirements for each section of the IQR program. You'll see a simple summary of the requirements, the submission detail and the deadline. We also list each of the measures in each category.
Get yourself prepared for 2020 with this comprehensive eBook. We even included our measure removal guide to help you understand what measures are being retired in which year.Read More
The Joint Commission sent notification this week of their 2020 ORYX® requirements. That communication dropped an unexpected eCQM bomb on us – they are adding a brand-new eCQM to the mix. Our email inbox is full of questions on this significant change, so we thought we’d provide some additional information on what we know.Read More
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