Electronic Clinical Quality Measures

Sep 17, 2018
Eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals can now submit electronic clinical quality measure data for the calendar year 2018 reporting period for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program and the Promoting Interoperability Program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…
Aug 15, 2018
Beginning in January, Medicare will pay for certain care management home visits under the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model. Next Generation participants and preferred providers who have initiated a care treatment plan for aligned beneficiaries will be eligible to receive up to…
Aug 6, 2018
The Joint Commission last week recognized four hospitals and health systems as a 2018 Pioneers in Quality Expert Contributor for their efforts to advance the evolution and use of electronic clinical quality measures. The honorees are BJC HealthCare in Saint Louis; MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital…
Aug 2, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday issued a final rule updating Medicare’s hospice payment rates, wage index and quality reporting requirements for fiscal year 2019. Like the proposed rule, the final rule will increase both aggregate hospice payments and the statutory annual…
Jun 25, 2018
The AHA today submitted comments on the long-term care hospital payment and quality reporting provisions included in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed rule for the hospital inpatient and LTCH prospective payment system for fiscal year 2019. “The AHA supports several of…
Jun 25, 2018
AHA today voiced support for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposals to remove certain quality measures from the inpatient psychiatric facility quality reporting program in fiscal year 2019, and urged the agency to remove several additional measures that do not meaningfully…
Jun 25, 2018
The AHA today submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for fiscal year 2019, offering key recommendations with respect to Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital payment, CAR T-cell therapy, rural hospitals, the wage…
Jun 15, 2018
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission today issued its June report to Congress, which includes the panel’s recent recommendation to reduce emergency department evaluation and management services payment rates by 30% for off-campus stand-alone EDs located within six miles of an on-campus…