[Podcast] CMS proposes changes to eCQM requirements for 2017 & 2018

CMS has released their 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule which contains changes to the eCQM requirements for the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program. And these changes are not just for 2018, this rule proposes changes to the eCQM requirements for 2017 as well.

In our third episode of our Quality Matters podcast, we bring back Kristen Beatson, Director of Electronic Measures at Medisolv to explain to us what CMS has planned for us in 2017 and 2018.


 

Who we talked to:

Kristen Beatson, RN, is a Registered Nurse and the Director of Electronic Measures at Medisolv.  She has more than 15 years of experience in the Clinical Informatics field including several years in the hospital environment as a Clinical Analyst managing and supporting advanced clinical application implementations. At Medisolv, she helps hospitals go from eCQM implementation all the way to successful submission and all of the painful steps in between.

What we cover:

  • Changes to eCQM requirements in 2017
  • Changes to eCQM requirements in 2017
  • Understanding the reasoning behind these changes
  • Tips to prepare for these changes

 

Resources:

2018 IPPS Proposed Rule: Highlights of Major Changes [SLIDESHOW]

2018 IPPS Proposed Rule: CMS Fact Sheet

2018 IPPS Propose Rule: CMS FULL Rule

 


WEBINAR:

DATA DRIVEN PATIENT CARE:
USING ECQM VALIDATION FOR PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

When: Thursday, October 12
1 P.M. ET | 12 P.M. CT | 10 A.M. PT

What does your eCQM data tell you about your clinical documentation processes, data management and ultimately, the quality of care of patient’s in your hospital?

For the past few years, many hospitals have been focused on simply setting up eCQMs to meet the minimum reporting requirements. For most, the idea that eCQMs could accurately reflect the quality of care in a hospital setting and initiate actionable change is unimaginable.

In this free educational webinar, Medisolv will share tips from their most successful hospitals and how they improved their eCQM results to help drive performance improvement.

If you’ve already implemented eCQMs, but you aren’t sure what to do next, this webinar is for you. Meet your regulatory reporting requirements and drive performance improvement activities at your hospital.

Objectives:

  1. Review common challenges facing hospitals during eCQM data validation;
  2. Construct a plan to improve your eCQM results;
  3. Identify common errors when performing eCQM data validation and recognize how to locate and address gaps in performance;
  4. Identify the requirements for regulatory programs requiring eCQM submission.

Register Now

Erin Heilman
eheilman@medisolv.com


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