Acute-care hospitals will be required to report on at least four, rather than six, self-selected electronic clinical quality measures for ORYX performance measure reporting in calendar year 2017, the Joint Commission announced today. The change aligns with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ recently released inpatient prospective payment system final rule for fiscal year 2018, which requires hospitals to report on a minimum of four eCQMs for one self-selected calendar quarter in CYs 2017 and 2018. The 2018 ORYX eCQM reporting requirements will be the same as for 2017. “Organizations that have eCQMs selected for CY 2017 can expect additional communication and instruction from The Joint Commission in the very near future regarding selected eCQMs,” the commission said. Monthly chart-abstracted measure data must continue to be reported on a quarterly basis for all four calendar quarters of 2017 and 2018.

Related News Articles

Headline
The AHA and the Department of Homeland Security July 17 at 1 p.m. ET will host a webinar discussing current cybersecurity threats to the health care sector.
Headline
The Health Resources and Services Administration yesterday recognized 10 states whose critical access hospitals had the highest quality reporting rates and…
Headline
The AHA and the Department of Homeland Security July 17 at 1 p.m. ET will host a webinar discussing current cybersecurity threats to the health care sector.
Headline
The Federal Communications Commission today voted unanimously to approve a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish a new $100 million “Connected Care Pilot…
Headline
The AHA today on Capitol Hill convened a panel of post-acute care leaders to brief lawmakers and their staff about the value these facilities provide to…
Headline
The Federal Communications Commission tomorrow is expected to vote on a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish a new $100 million “Connected Care Pilot…