CMS recently published the CY 2024 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Final Rule, which finalized changes for the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program. In the final rule, CMS finalized modifications to three measures and finalized the adoption of two measures in the OQR Program. These modifications aim to further meaningful measurement and reporting of the quality of care provided in the outpatient setting. For the full text of the rule, see the Federal Register.
If your electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) performance numbers do not reflect your workflow and are not what you would expect them to be, then it’s likely that you have mapping inaccuracies. What is data mapping, and why is it important for accurately calculating quality measure data?