[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

 


DOWNLOAD:

THE ULTIMATE REGULATORY REPORTING KIT

CMS and The Joint Commission have been saying for a while that they are aligning the two programs to make it easier for hospitals to report their eCQM and chart-abstracted measure data to both organizations. So why is it so hard to find the information that you need for both programs in a consistent manner?

We understand. That’s why Medisolv put together our Ultimate Regulatory Requirements Kit. We scoured through multiple CMS and Joint Commission documents to standardize and simplify the requirements for you.

This bundle includes:

CMS IQR Program

  1. Reporting Requirements
  2. Measure List
  3. Deadlines

The Joint Commission ORYX®
initiative for quality improvement 

  1. Reporting Requirements
  2. Measure List
  3. Deadlines


PLUS: 
An Acronym Reference Guide

 

Quality Reporting Package

Erin Heilman
eheilman@medisolv.com


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