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For hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and/or Promoting Interoperability Programs, the deadline to submit data to CMS on at least four eCQMs from one self-selected quarter of calendar year 2018 is Thursday, 2-28-19 at 11:59pm PT.
The deadline to submit 2018 attestation data for the Promoting Interoperability Programs is February 28, 2019. Last year, CMS transitioned to the QualityNet System for hospitals that attest to CMS for the Promoting Interoperability Programs.
By William Hyman – On December 18th CMS presented a webinar on the Promoting Interoperability Program as applied to Inpatient Prospective Payments. Among the other content the webinar included changes from 2018 to 2019, and from 2019 to 2020.
You can now check the Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool to view your final 2018 eligibility status for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.
By William A. Hyman – The latest final rule release on physician payments is replete with assertions of burden reduction and cost savings. Without various addenda, the rule comes in at a mere 2378 pages, 2063 for the discussion and 315 for the rule itself.
CMS finalizes changes to advance innovation, restore focus on patients. Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program will shift clinicians’ time from completing unnecessary paperwork to providing innovative, high-quality patient care.
By Rod Baird – CMS appears to be considering a major change in direction for its entire spectrum of Resource Use measures. If these changes are adopted, they definitely effect the MIPS program.
By William Hersh MD – The era of meaningful use came to a relatively quiet end this summer with the release of the Final Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems rule by CMS this past August.
CMS has posted the following new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) resources on CMS.gov Visit the Quality Payment Program Resource Library on CMS.gov to review new and existing QPP resources.
CMS would like to notify hospitals and vendors that as of September 12, 2018, the Hospital Quality Reporting system is available to accept eCQM data for the Calendar Year (CY) 2018 reporting period.
CMS developed and published the 2019 reporting period electronic clinical quality measure flows for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals to the eCQI Resource Center. This is a new resource for eligible hospital and CAH eCQMs for the 2019 reporting period, developed in response to stakeholder feedback.
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