The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended two deadlines affecting eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program and/or the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program.Read More
Promoting Interoperability (PI)
CAHs and EHs are required to participate in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program to successfully demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology during the applicable reporting period to avoid a downward payment adjustment for a CAH or EH applicable payment year.
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.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has made significant strides in relieving regulatory burdens for providers; supporting the patient-doctor relationship in healthcare; and promoting transparency, flexibility, and innovation in the delivery of care.
CMS finalized changes and requirements for the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program for eligible hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), and dual-eligible hospitals attesting to CMS. Requirements and new resources are available for Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program participants for the 2021 reporting period.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the deadline to submit 2020 data for the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program to April 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET. Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program participants are required to register and attest through the QualityNet Secure Portal.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services encourages you to submit Promoting Interoperability measures and Improvement Activities for consideration for future years of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
CMS developed and published the 2021 performance period electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) flows for eligible professionals/eligible clinicians and eligible hospitals/critical access hospitals to the eCQI Resource Center.
CMS wants to remind eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals that the Annual Call for Measures for the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program is still open. Submit a measure proposal by July 1, 2020.