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Understanding the New CMS Hospital Star Rating Program

When: July 28, 2021 | 1pm ET

The CMS Hospital Star Rating program has evolved since its inception in 2015. This webinar will review the current measures in the 2021 Hospital Star Rating program and explain the seven step scoring methodology used by CMS. We will discuss several areas of concern held by hospital groups and industry leaders about the Star program methodology, how these concerns have been addressed in the newest methodology, and share results of a recent survey from quality leaders, which provide insights about how hospitals prioritize their quality improvement initiatives to achieve higher star ratings.

Following this 60-minute webinar, participants will:
- List the five measure categories used in the 2021 Hospital Star Rating program.
- Describe at least two ways in which the current Hospital Star Rating program differs from previous methodologies.
- Summarize concerns from hospital groups and industry leaders about the Hospital Star Rating program and how the new methodology has addressed some of these concerns.
- Discuss at least four strategies used by leading hospitals to achieve higher star rankings.

Transitioning from CMS Web Interface in QPP/MIPS Quality Reporting

When: August 18, 2021 | 1pm ET

CMS Web Interface (CWI) is one of many options available to large provider groups and a requirement for MSSP ACO quality reporting under the QPP/MIPS program. In its most recent final rule CMS announced elimination of this reporting method starting with the calendar year 2022 performance period. Large groups reporting under this method and MSSP ACO’s need to plan now and use this transition year to implement alternative quality reporting solutions in order to be fully prepared at the start of the new year. Achieving high quality measures performance scores are necessary for success in value-based payment programs such as QPP/MIPS.

This timely webinar will review the many changes and challenges facing organizations transitioning from CWI to another submission method. Information to assist with a smooth transition will be provided.

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Implementing the new Hybrid Measures in 2021

CMS is now requiring submission of the Hybrid Hospital Readmission measure, so it’s time to start preparing.  Learn the basics of the hybrid measure, how to capture the measure using data elements mapped to your EHR, and how this measure is calculated and reported to CMS.

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