In formal comments submitted in response to the proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations called on the Biden administration to hold off on requiring clinical quality measures to be reported electronically until data interoperability is widely available.Read More
By Chiquita Brooks-LaSure – We’ve learned a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic on the ways access to comprehensive health care affects our lives and well-being. The availability of COVID-19 tests, vaccines, and treatments have saved millions of Americans from sickness and death ̶ because the federal government stepped up to make sure that every person who needs COVID-related care has access to the care they need.
CMS announces the availability of the 2021 Change Review Process for electronic clinical quality measures. The CRP provides eCQM users the opportunity to review and comment on draft changes to the eCQM specifications and supporting resources under consideration by the measure steward.
Supporting the adoption of health IT and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care, here is what is happening at the ONC, including the 2nd week of the 2021 ONC Tech Forum, a webinar on information sharing & the information blocking regulation, and helping to refine the EHR Reporting Program developer measures.
On August 2, 2021, CMS issued the Fiscal Year 2022 Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Final Rule. In this final rule, CMS adopted policies that continue to focus on the advancement of CEHRT utilization and improve interoperability.
In case you missed it, this is recent communication from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Subscribe to their email lists to keep up to date on all press and news releases.
By Eliana Donner-Klein – AS HITECH funding wanes and health information technology innovations flourish, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Micky Tripathi’s keynote from the SHIEC 2021 Conference highlighted the groundbreaking work being done in the (health IT space.
By Joy Rios – Every MIPS point will help you earn your fair share of the possible incentive money this year. In the CY 2021 PFS Final Rule, CMS states that with the finalized “performance threshold at 60 points, the maximum payment adjustment is 7.36 percent.
By Matthew Fusan – The 2022 QPP Proposed Rule, which CMS released on July 13th, includes changes to the MIPS program that will make avoiding a penalty difficult, along with updates to the controversial APM Performance Pathway reporting requirements, and more insight into the MVP program.