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CMS Annual Call for Measures for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program is now open. Submit a measure proposal by June 28, 2019.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is currently updating the Promoting Interoperability Programs website to include new resources for the 2019 program year.
Reminder: The deadline to submit your Registration and Attestation Information for the Promoting Interoperability Programs is tomorrow, March 14, 2019.
By William Hersh MD – During the HIMSS conference, the ONC and CMS each dropped a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) concerning functionality, interoperability, certification, and others aspects of EHR use.
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.
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