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2020 IPPS Final Rule

CMS recently released the FY 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) Final Rule which continues to focus on transforming the healthcare delivery system to provide patients with better care. To this end, CMS has finalized changes to the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program and Medicare & Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI) program for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs).  (For the full text of the final rule, see the Federal Register.)

2020 IPPS Proposed Rule

CMS recently published the FY 2020 proposed rule for the Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) which continue to focus on transforming the healthcare delivery system to provide patients with better care. To this end, CMS has proposed changes to the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program and Medicare & Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI) program for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs).  (For the full text of the rule, see the Federal Register.)

2019 MIPS Final Rule

In mid-November, CMS published the CY 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Rule which included numerous updates to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for Year 3 of the QPP (2019 Reporting).

2019 IPPS Final Rule

CMS published the FY 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule which aims to achieve greater interoperability and reduce burden so that hospitals are better able to deliver high quality care. To this end, CMS has finalized changes to the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs).

2019 Promoting Interoperability

CMS introduces a new scoring methodology for the Medicare Promoting Interoperability program for hospitals. Beginning in 2019, hospitals will be attesting to a smaller set of objectives and measures.

2019 IPPS Proposed Rule

CMS recently published the FY 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule which aims to achieve greater interoperability and reduce burden so that hospitals are better able to deliver high quality care. To this end, CMS has proposed changes to the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAH). For the complete text of the rule, see the Federal Register.

2018 MIPS Overview

What You Need to Know for Successful MIPS Reporting in 2018

In mid-November, CMS published the CY 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Rule which included numerous updates to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for Year 2 of the QPP (2018 Reporting). While there were also changes made to the other QPP track, Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs), this post will only cover MIPS.