[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:

Overcoming challenges with eCQms 


July 27, 2017
1 P.M. ET | 12 NOON CT | 10 A.M. PT

How easy was it for your hospital to submit the required four eCQMs to the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting program this year? Well if you are like most hospitals, it might not have been a walk in the park. More like a juggling act performed while hiking up Mount Everest … in a raging snow storm.

In this can’t miss webinar, Medisolv will share a yearly eCQM strategy that takes you from initial implementation all the way through submission to CMS. We will point out common pitfalls that many hospitals struggled with and how to overcome those problems in advance.

Objectives:

  • Understanding and keeping up with the regulatory requirements and specifications;
  • Required eCQM data element mapping updates for the correct specification version;
  • Assessing and choosing the measures for submission to the IQR program;
  • Implementing changes to Clinical Workflows;
  • And creating hospital-wide adoption of Quality initiatives.

Register Now

Erin Heilman
eheilman@medisolv.com


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