Continuing the Patient Safety Journey

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As the new president and CEO of AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), I am thrilled that HRET has been selected as one of 16 national, regional or state hospital associations, Quality Improvement Organizations and health system organizations to continue efforts in reducing preventable... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, QIO, quality, Partnership for Patients, patient safety, readmissions, safety, HENs

AHA's HRET, others receive contracts to continue HAC, readmissions progress

AHA News

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Sept. 29 awarded $347 million in contracts to 16 organizations, including the AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), to continue efforts to reduce hospital- acquired conditions and readmissions in the Medicare program.

The Hospital Improvement... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, QIO, Partnership for Patients, HENs, Hospital Engagement Networks, culture of safety, hospital-acquired conditions

QIOs resume two-midnight reviews

AHA News Now

Quality Improvement Organizations today resumed claim audits under the two-midnight inpatient admissions policy, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced. CMS temporarily paused the patient status reviews in May to improve standardization after AHA shared with the agency hospitals’ concerns... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: QIO, regulation

CMS updates information related to pause of QIO short-stay reviews

AHA News Now

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today updated information on the temporary pause of Quality Improvement Organization Beneficiary and Family Centered Care’s claim audits under the two-midnight inpatient admissions policy. CMS said the pause in audits is still in effect, and when the audits... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: QIO

CMS issues more information on pause of QIO two-midnight review

AHA News Now

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has provided additional information on its temporary pause of Quality Improvement Organization claim audits under the two-midnight inpatient admissions policy. During the pause, which began May 4, CMS will improve standardization around the QIO review process.... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: QIO, Medicare, regulation

CMS pauses QIO two-midnight reviews

AHA News Now

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has temporarily paused two-midnight patient status reviews to improve standardization across the program, the agency last week told the Quality Improvement Organizations conducting the reviews. CMS plans to work with the QIOs during the pause to ensure the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: QIO, Medicare

60 senators urge CMS to delay overall hospital quality star ratings

AHA News

Sixty senators today urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to delay the April 21 release of the overall hospital quality star ratings in order “to provide the necessary time to more closely examine the star rating methodology, analyze its impact on different types of hospitals, and... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality improvement, QIO, quality, rating systems

CMS releases OPPS, ASC proposed rule with changes to two-midnight policy

AHA News

A more flexible two-midnight policy could offer good news for hospitals, the AHA said last week in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) release of the proposed 2016 rule for the hospital outpatient prospective payment and ambulatory surgical center payment systems. But the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: QIO, RACs, Medicare

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