Electronic Clinical Quality Measures

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…
Mar 14, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last month extended to March 16 at 11:59 p.m. PT the Medicare deadline for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals to submit electronic clinical quality measure data and to attest to meaningful use of electronic health records for calendar…
Mar 12, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration Friday issued warning letters to all three duodenoscope manufacturers for failing to comply with a 2015 order to conduct postmarket surveillance studies to determine whether health care facilities are able to properly clean and disinfect the devices. “The FDA has…
Feb 23, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the Medicare deadline for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals to submit electronic clinical quality measure data and/or attest to meaningful use of electronic health records for calendar year 2017 to March 16 at 11:59 p.m.…
Nov 2, 2017
Sens. John Thune (R-SD), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Richard Burr (R-NC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) today introduced the EHR Regulatory Relief Act (S. 2059), legislation that would provide regulatory flexibility and hardship relief to hospitals and eligible…
Oct 31, 2017
The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee held a hearing this afternoon on implementing the 21st Century Cures Act to achieve the promise of health information technology. Among other provisions, the 2016 law requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to create a…
Oct 18, 2017
Electronic clinical quality measures, or eCQMs, have the potential to increase access to real-time information to support quality improvement but challenges persist.
eCQM reporting must be based upon information that is feasible to collect in an automated fashion, generate valid and reliable results, and thereby demonstrate a benefit that outweighs the costs.
Oct 5, 2017
Beginning on Jan. 2, 2018, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals attesting to the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program will submit their 2017 meaningful use attestations to the QualityNet (Qnet) secure portal, according to a notice on the Centers for Medicare &…
Aug 24, 2017
The QualityNet system has not yet been updated to reflect changes to electronic clinical quality measure reporting requirements for calendar year 2017 under the fiscal year 2018 inpatient prospective payment system final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reports. Released this…