Quality Measures

May 10, 2019
On April 23, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued its fiscal year 2020 proposed rule for the inpatient and long-term care hospital prospective payment systems. Comments on the rule are due to CMS by June 24. This AAHA advisory covers the rule’s LTCH-related provisions.
May 10, 2019
On April 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its fiscal year 2020 proposed rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system. Comments on the rule are due June 17. The final rule is expected around Aug. 1 and will take effect Oct. 1. 
Apr 1, 2019
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Feb 20, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the deadline for submitting third-quarter data to the Post-Acute Care Quality Reporting Program.
Dec 10, 2018
Inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals have until Jan. 2 to review confidential provider reports based on quality data from second-quarter 2017 to first-quarter 2018 before updated performance is publicly reported on the IRF Compare and LTCH Compare websites in March 2019.
Nov 30, 2018
he National Quality Forum Measure Applications Partnership today published a list of 39 measures that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is considering adopting in Medicare public reporting and payment programs.
Oct 29, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services October 26, released a proposed rule that would make programmatic and operational changes to the Medicare Advantage and prescription drug benefit programs for contract year 2020.
Jun 27, 2018
Hospitals and health systems are invited to apply for the 2019 AHA Quest for Quality Prize, which recognizes extraordinary health care leadership and innovation in improving quality and advancing health in communities.