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Mon 05 Dec
CMS Issues Additional Guidance Regarding the Hospital IQR Program ECE Policy for Calendar Year (CY) 2016 eCQM Reporting
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.
CMS recognizes that some hospitals continue to face significant challenges in their efforts to comply with the new eCQM reporting requirements. During this period of... Read more
Tue 29 Nov
Updated 2016 CMS QRDA I Schematron for Hospital Quality Reporting and PSVA Tool Available November 18, 2016
The Pre-Submission Validation Application (PSVA) tool assists hospitals and their vendors to identify and correct errors within their Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I files prior to data submission to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) data receiving system. Updates to the Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) 2016 CMS QRDA I schematron for the CMS receiving system and PSVA were available beginning on November 18, 2016.
The CMS receiving... Read more
Fri 18 Nov
This Outreach and Education webinar for participants in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program is scheduled for Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
The webinar, titled Common Errors for QRDA Category I Test & Production Files – Session II, will be presented by Jennifer Seeman, Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Program Manager, Portfolio, Program and Project Management Support Contractor (SC) and Artrina Sturges, EdD, Project Lead, Medicare IQR-EHR Incentive Program Alignment, Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and... Read more
Thu 10 Nov
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor have posted an interactive educational resource. This resource pertains to troubleshooting Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I Conformance Statements.
When test or production QRDA Category I files are submitted for processing to the CMS data receiving system through the QualityNet Secure Portal (QSP), errors are identified with a conformance... Read more