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.
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.
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.