Policy & Payment

Available Now on QualityReportingCenter.org – Updated “ECE Policy Clarification Questions and Answers” Document

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on March 10, 2017 - 4:39pm

The updated ECE Policy Clarification Questions and Answers document on Extraordinary Circumstances Extensions/Exemptions (ECE) for calendar year (CY) 2016 eCQM reporting is available now on QualityReportingCenter.org.

QRDA eCQM Submission Customer Satisfaction Survey Deadline Extended - Feedback Requested by March 20, 2017

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on March 2, 2017 - 11:00am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) would like to know more about your experience submitting Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I files containing electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs).  Whether your comments are in regards to submitting test or production files for the Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) Program, your feedback is very important to CMS in order to improve the process.

CY 2016 Submission of Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Data Due March 13, 2017

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on February 15, 2017 - 5:20pm

For hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program, the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data submission deadline to submit at least four eCQMs from either Q3 2016 (July 1 – September 30) or Q4 2016 (October 1 – December 31) is Monday,March 13, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. PT. 

CMS Issues Additional Guidance for the “Device, Order not done” Field Submission for VTE-1, VTE-2, and VTE-6 Measures for CY 2016 eCQM Reporting to the Hospital IQR and the Medicare EHR Incentive Programs

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on February 1, 2017 - 1:06pm

The purpose of this announcement is to notify hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued additional guidance for the “Device, Order not done” field submission for Venous thromboembolism (VTE) measures: VTE-1, VTE-2, and VTE-6 electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs)

QRDA eCQM Submission Customer Satisfaction Survey

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on January 18, 2017 - 7:47am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) would like to know more about your experience(s) submitting Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I files containing electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs).  Whether your comments are in regards to submitting test or production files for the Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) Program, your feedback is very important to CMS to improve the process.

3Q 2016 or 4Q 2016 eCQM Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program Submission Deadline

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on January 5, 2017 - 3:54am
3Q 2016 or Fourth Quarter (4Q) 2016 eCQM (electronic Clinical Quality Measures) submission through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Receiving System for Quality Reporting Data Architecture (QRDA) Category I Production Files is open through the deadline of March 13, 2017.
For the complete down low, take a look at the updated Hospital IQR Program Important Dates and Deadlines and

NOTICE: 3Q 2016 Hospital IQR Checklist Now Available

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on December 22, 2016 - 7:59am

 The purpose of this announcment is to notify hospitals participating in the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program that the Third Quarter 3 (3Q) 2016 Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Checklist (direct link) is available. We hope you will find it useful in determining what steps to take when submitting data and which reports to run for a review of your data submissions for the upcoming 3Q 2016 deadlines:

Formally Submit Quality Payment Program Comments by December 19

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on December 12, 2016 - 3:37pm

The Quality Payment Program final rule with comment period incorporates input received to date. To continue building on a user-centric approach, CMS is seeking feedback for future rulemaking. We welcome feedback from patients, caregivers, clinicians, healthcare professionals, Congress and others on how to better achieve the goals of the program. CMS is currently seeking feedback on the topics below through 5 p.m. ET on December 19, 2016.

Under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS):

Virtual Groups [81 FR 77074-81 FR 77076]:

CMS Issues Additional Guidance Regarding the Hospital IQR Program ECE Policy for Calendar Year (CY) 2016 eCQM Reporting

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on December 5, 2016 - 1:10pm

The purpose of this message is to notify hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted additional guidance to help clarify the Extraordinary Circumstances Extensions/Exemptions (ECE) policy regarding electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) reporting for CY 2016.