CMS recently published the FY 2024 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS) Final Rule which finalized changes to the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) program. All IPFs, which include psychiatric hospitals and psychiatric units of an acute care hospital or critical access hospital, paid under the IPF PPS must meet IPFQR reporting requirements. For the full text of the proposed rule, see the Federal Register.
What are indexes? Simply put, indexes in a SQL Server database are structures that speed up data access from tables and views. There are two types of indexes: clustered and nonclustered. Since any database table can only have a single primary key (therefore, a single clustered index), nonclustered indexes are what we as developers and analysts can optionally use to improve query performance.
Acmeware, a leading provider of healthcare technology solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joel Benware, FACHE, CHCIO, CHC, as the new President of the company. Mr. Benware will be taking on this pivotal role to lead Acmeware into its next phase of growth and innovation, effective August 1, 2023.