Last week, we had highlighted the August issued IPPS/LTCH Final Rule from CMS on our blog. This week we found a good post from Acmeware, a quality reporting and eCQM developer, on the changes CMS was making to eCQM reporting for both the Meaningful Use Inpatient program and Hospital IQR Program. In summary, some of inpatient CQMs have been dropped, and now there are 16 available measures to report on in CY 2017 for the EHR Incentive Program (and just 15 for Hospital IQR). A
While we are still in the quiet period before MIPS or some other key rules come out later this year, a few things were happening with CMS that health IT developers might want to know about.
In early August, CMS released a NPRM for Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment Models; Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model; And Changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (that is a mouthful). This is another of its episodic bundle payment pro