CMS: CY 2016 EHR Hospital Reports now available

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Hospitals participating in the Inpatient Quality Reporting Program can now generate reports on electronic clinical quality measure reporting for calendar year 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced yesterday. The Electronic Health Record Hospital Reports are available through the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, Electronic Health Records

Reminder: IRF and LTCH quality data preview reports available through March 30

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Inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals can review their quality data through March 30 before it is reported on the IRF Compare and LTCH Compare websites in June, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced. “Corrections to the underlying data will not be permitted... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, Medicare

President releases budget blueprint for 2018 discretionary spending

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President Trump today submitted to Congress his proposed budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018, which provides top-line numbers for discretionary spending only. The president requests $69 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, a $15.1 billion or 17.9% decrease from the 2017 annualized... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, preparedness, workforce, appropriations, opioids, prevention

AHA, others ask NQF to extend, refine trial of sociodemographic risk adjustment

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The AHA, America’s Essential Hospitals, Federation of American Hospitals, and Association of American Medical Colleges today urged the National Quality Forum to extend the trial period for its policy allowing the performance measures it evaluates to be risk adjusted for sociodemographic status, and to... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, socioeconomic status

CMS previews eCQM changes for 2018, updates eCQMs for EPs for 2017

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has pre-released information on expected changes to its electronic clinical quality measure standards, terminology and specifications for 2018 quality reporting and incentive programs. The agency expects to publish the eCQM changes in late spring. In addition,... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, physicians, Electronic Health Records

IHI, NPSF to merge; propose 'public health framework' to advance patient safety

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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement and National Patient Safety Foundation yesterday announced plans to merge May 1. IHI President and CEO Derek Feeley will lead the combined organization and NPSF President and CEO Tejal Gandhi, M.D., its combined patient safety programs. As part of the announcement,... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, patient safety, prevention

Medicare inpatient quality reporting deadline unchanged

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Hospitals participating in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Inpatient Quality Reporting program must electronically submit electronic clinical quality measure data via the QualityNet secure portal by March 13 at 11:59 p.m. PT in order to meet IQR requirements and receive a full payment update... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, EHRs, Electronic Health Records

AHA urges CMS to extend March 13 deadline to submit 2016 eCQM data

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The AHA today urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to extend the March 13 deadline for submitting electronic clinical quality measure data for the 2016 reporting period for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting and Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs, or forgive the payment... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, EHRs, Electronic Health Records

CMS disables eCQM summary report access until after March 13

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has temporarily disabled access to electronic clinical quality measure Submission Summary and Performance Summary reports at the QualityNet secure portal to alleviate very slow processing times for Electronic Health Record Hospital Reports related to eCQMs.... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, Electronic Health Records

IRF and LTCH quality data preview reports available through March 30

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Inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals can review their quality data through March 30 before it is reported on the IRF Compare and LTCH Compare websites in June, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced yesterday. “Corrections to the underlying data will not be... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: quality

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