CMS posted the 2020 Quality Measure Development Plan (MDP) Annual Report, which describes progress in developing clinician quality measures to support the Quality Payment Program.Read More
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As of July 1, 2020, the 2021 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System Performance Period Self-Nomination period for Qualified Clinical Data Registries and Qualified Registries is now open.
By Seema Verma – CMS released preliminary data on COVID-19 derived from Medicare claims. The data provides a highly instructive picture of the impact of COVID-19 on the Medicare population.
By Abhinav Aggarwal – Payers and health organizations struggle to manage the sheer volume of encounter data submissions due to limited visibility into the encounter lifecycle. When an organization lacks visibility into the encounter management process, inaccuracies stemming from a sub-optimal claims process can manifest.
CMS requires that all eligible hospitals use 2015 Edition certified electronic health record technology to meet the requirements of the Promoting Interoperability Programs. CMS mandates downward payment adjustments be applied to eligible hospitals that are not meaningful users of CEHRT.
On May 11, 2020, CMS issued the FY 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System for Acute Care Hospitals and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule. Submit a Formal Comment by July 10, 2020.
By Matt Fisher – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about numerous changes to the healthcare industry, most notably on the regulatory front. When the pandemic reached emergency levels in the mid-March time period, the order officially declaring….
The 2021 CMS QRDA I IG outlines requirements for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) to report electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for the calendar year 2021 reporting period for the: