Each new year brings challenges and opportunities within the world of healthcare. The last several years have been unprecedented in the level of those challenges, with clinicians and healthcare workers willingly stepping into the gap to provide much needed care for some of our most fragile patients. At the Kentucky Regional Extension Center, we appreciate your dedication and commitment to the communities you serve.
2022 brings new regulatory changes and updates to CMS’s Quality Payment Program as well. From limiting bonus potential in the Quality performance category, to increased weighting and addition of 5 new Cost measures, to updates with Promoting Interoperability, and additional insights into the implementation of MIPS Value Pathways (that will soon be replacing Traditional MIPS), more change is on the horizon. Now, more than ever, is the time to optimize your Health Information Technology, gain understanding around your data, and streamline workflows and processes to maximize your performance potential and improve outcomes.
Join us for our next webinar where we will explore these programmatic challenges and how to turn them into opportunities for improvement when you partner with the expert advisors at the Kentucky Regional Extension Center.
QPP Year 6 Overview: Foundations of Success in the QPP – February 16th at 12pm Eastern.
QPP YEAR 6 WEBINAR: 2022 PROGRAM OVERVIEW
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 16th 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended two deadlines affecting eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and/or the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program.
The deadline for the submission of electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data for the calendar year (CY) 2021 reporting period, pertaining to the fiscal year (FY) 2023 payment determination, has been changed from Monday, February 28, 2022, to Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT).
The Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program attestation deadline for eligible hospitals and CAHs has been changed from Monday, February 28, 2022, to Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PT.
For CY 2021 reporting, all other aspects of program requirements remain the same.
Questions? Contact the experts at Kentucky REC for all of your Medicare Promoting Interoperability questions. We’re here to help: 859-323-3090.
On August 2, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). For additional information on the full ruling, please visit the following links.
CMS is finalizing the following changes to the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program for Eligible Hospitals and CAHs:
• Continue the EHR reporting period of a minimum of any continuous 90-day period for new and returning eligible hospitals and CAHs for CY 2023 and to increase the EHR reporting period to a minimum of any continuous 180-day period for new and returning eligible hospitals and CAHs for CY 2024; • Maintain the Electronic Prescribing Objective’s Query of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) measure as optional while increasing its available bonus from 5 points to 10 points; • Add a new Health Information Exchange (HIE) Bi-Directional Exchange measure as a yes/no attestation, beginning in CY 2022 to the HIE objective as an optional alternative to the two existing measures; • Require reporting “yes” on four of the existing Public Health and Clinical Data Exchange Objective measures (Syndromic Surveillance Reporting, Immunization Registry Reporting, Electronic Case Reporting, and Electronic Reportable Laboratory Result Reporting) or requesting applicable exclusion(s); • Attest to having completed an annual assessment of all nine guides in the SAFER Guides measure, under the Protect Patient Health Information objective; • Remove attestation statements 2 and 3 from the Promoting Interoperability Program’s prevention of information blocking attestation requirement; • Increase the minimum required scoring threshold for the objectives and measures from 50 points to 60 points (out of 100 points) to be considered a meaningful EHR user; and • Adopt two new eCQMs to the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program’s eCQM measure set beginning with the reporting period in CY 2023, in addition to removing three eCQMs from the measure set beginning with the reporting period in CY 2024 (in alignment with proposals for the Hospital IQR Program).
Questions? Contact the experts at Kentucky REC for all your hospital Promoting Interoperability questions. We’re here to help: 859-323-3090.
DATE CHANGE! This webinar was originally scheduled July 28. However, as of July 27, CMS has not released the 2020 Feedback Reports. Therefore we are re-scheduling for September 1st.
Your QPP Feedback Report for the 2020 Program Year contains a lot of information to help you identify areas for improvement. Our Kentucky REC expert advisors will guide you through the Feedback Report and explain how you can use the information to help you finish 2021 well, and push you into a strong start for 2022!
We will discuss how to unpack the information from CMS to understand your payment adjustment, and identify both opportunities and strengths across the four performance categories. We’ll also share how you can leverage that information to help you plan for the future.
QPP YEAR 5 WEBINAR: FEEDBACK REPORTS & MID-YEAR PLANNING
WEDNESDAY SEPT 1ST 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET