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  CMS releases six new quality measures
CMS released the Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Ins
We know that measuring healthcare quality helps healthcare systems improve. But we could and shou
NOVEMBER 26, 2013
Last week, CMS and the Core Quality Measures Collaborative (CQMC) made a huge announcement with t
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
On April 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added six new quality measur
APRIL 29, 2016
Seven measure sets aim to alleviate the burden and cost of measuring clinical quality and will &q
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
On December 18, 2015, CMS posted the draft Quality Measure Development Plan, a strategic framewo
The National Quality Forum has come out in strong support of a proposed standardized quali
CMS last week released a list of 97 reporting measures for hospit
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
Six Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) grantees have been given $13.4 million to test new
OCTOBER 4, 2016
This March the federal government received an unusual suggestion from the National Quality Forum&
MARCH 28, 2017
On December 18, CMS published its Quality-Initiatives-Patie
DECEMBER 29, 2015
The Measure Applications Partnership, a partnership that guides the U.S. Department of Health and
The call for public comment on the IMPACT Act of 2014’s cross-setting quality measure on re
The average medical practice spends 785 hours a year on quality measure reporting. That’s e
MARCH 15, 2016
CMS is proposing to remove one of the rating categories for the Home Health Quality Patient Star
Physician practices spend more than $15.4 billion each year reporting quality measures that nearl
Some pressure ulcer data was mistakenly excluded from recent CMS reports on quality measures for
Last Friday, CMS posted the annual update for the 2014 electronic clinic quality measures (eCQM)
The Joint Commission has released the latest changes to its ORYX performance measure reporting re
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
The Quality of Patient Care Star Rating methodology includes nine of the 24 currently reported pr
How do we know if today’s quality measures are accurate? That is the question that Peter Pr
APRIL 26, 2016
CMS finalized several changes to the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) program i
Patient safety and quality improvement efforts often fail to demonstrate improved financial outco
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
When CMS shared the findings of the 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), it also publi
Comments on the IMPACT Act Cross-Setting Quality Measure: Falls with Major Injury are due October
A skilled nursing facility that scores well on quality measures is not necessarily reducing resid
OCTOBER 17, 2014
Healthcare lacks valid patient safety measures even though much—from reimbursement to tra
Measure a wound from inside edge to inside edge to correctly document wound size, and ensure that
  In the 2016 IPPS final rule, CMS added three new claims-based measures and one s
OCTOBER 7, 2015
JUSTCODING
CMS will delay implementation of a chart-abstracted sepsis measure included in the IPPS fi
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
JUSTCODING
Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) participation increased 36% from 2011 to 2012,
Measurement is central to current discussions about the state of patient safety, as well as fede
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
The Joint Commission has released its 2013 annual report on quality and safety, which also recogn
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
The Joint Commission is putting its Top Performer on Key Quality Measures program on hiatus in 20
AUGUST 25, 2015
Healthcare is increasingly moving from a quantity-based system to a quality-based one. A quick gl
A new study has found that the average physician practice spends more than $40,000 on quality rep
Hospice providers are encouraged to preview their quality measure results based on Quarter 1- 201
On December 10, CMS posted a fact sheet and press release detailing new measures added and inform
DECEMBER 29, 2015
Hospices have taken a big step forward on pain assessment, the Hospice Item Set (HIS) measure tha
Quality measures, such as the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, the Hospital
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
JUSTCODING
CMS’ recently released 2015 IPPS final rule focuses on quality initiatives mandated by the
CMS continued its focus on improving the quality of patient care in the
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
JUSTCODING
As promised, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has shut down its operation o
Is the constant haranguing about “quality” getting to you? You’re not alone. On
A newly released Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) survey shows that hospitals ar
JULY 2, 2014
If a skilled nursing facility gets high marks on quality measures it may have benefits for patien
DECEMBER 16, 2014
Physicians and hospitals are being evaluated on myriad quality metrics, with results increasingl
CMS is currently soliciting nominations for technical expert panel members for quality measures
AUGUST 12, 2016
 Quality measures have been added to Physician Compare, a website that helps patients search
Quality is the new mantra in healthcare, and for good reason. The only way the U.S. is going to d
Many CDI programs are shifting their focus to include some sort of quality review. One of those i
Quality measure overhaul coming to home health The National Quality Forum
Q&A: The difference between patient satisfaction and quality Edi
JANUARY 24, 2017
More small practices can quality for exclusions from the Quality Payment Program (QPP), claim har
The Joint Commission’s Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) are due for release on F
AUGUST 23, 2016
The Certification and Survey Provider Enhance-ment Reports (CASPER) quality measures (QM) reports
JANUARY 4, 2019
On September 9, CMS released a fact sheet regarding the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
Despite all the time, money, and energy spent on improving healthcare quality and value, there is
AUGUST 29, 2017
Submitting eCQMs in 2017 When it comes to healthcare quality improvement
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
CMS' 2015 IPPS proposed rule, released April 30, focuses on quality measures, such as hosp
JUNE 18, 2014
JUSTCODING
This measure is also a risk-adjusted measure, and it is derived from the following answers on the
Risk adjustment is central to pay for performance, whereby high-quality cost effective care can b
OCTOBER 28, 2015
JUSTCODING
The time and effort spent on reporting quality measure data has been a major drain on healthcare
AUGUST 16, 2016
CMS began publishing home health agency (HHA) Quality of Care star ratings, based on OASIS data a
After defining the scope of an agency’s QAPI program, the CoPs outline how the quality indi
CMS continued its focus on improving the quality of patient care in the
OCTOBER 7, 2015
JUSTCODING
CMS finalized changes to multiple quality measures in the
Medicare’s Value-Based Purchasing ties reimbursement to quality measures, assessing criteri
  SNF Readmission Measure: Top 10 Things You Should Know
  SNFRM as the first measure for the Skilled Nursing Facility Value Based Purchasing
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
  Five newly published measures on Nursing Home Compare
OCTOBER 26, 2018
The quality measure “drug regimen review conducted with follow-up for identified issues&rdq
The Outcome-Based Quality Improvement (OBQI) Manual is one in a series of four manuals pro
There's a lot going on in CMS' proposed rule for year two of the quality payment program (QPP), s
A: As part of a monthly or quarterly quality assurance review, agencies should closely monitor co
Expert Q&A Evaluating MDS data quality will improve b
OCTOBER 1, 2014
Using claims data, the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed the preventable
MARCH 8, 2016
CMS sets sights on future quality, payment initiatives in 2016 SNF PPS proposed rul
A report on agency performance on this measure is provided to home health agencies as part of the
Star razing: Providers face quality rating dips after system recalibration
Quality. Mortality. Advanced CDI. Pay-for-performance. Value Based Purchasing (VBP). Last week&rs
In a new blog post, CMS announced that it was extending its electronic clinical quality measure (
JANUARY 24, 2017
A new fact sheet is available for the Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) Readmission Measure (SNF
The measure is derived from the percentage of home health episodes of care during which the SOC/R
Healthcare reimbursement is increasingly moving from a quantity-based system to a quality-
JULY 30, 2014
JUSTCODING
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new online tool that could h
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
by Josh Poltilove Your agency has gone through the quality assessment piece of QAP
  Medicare advantage outpaces private insures on quality
OCTOBER 28, 2015
  Post-Acute Care Has a Quality Management Problem
  CMS allowing physicians to pick their pace of participation with Quality Payment Program
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
  Nursing Home Action Plan focuses on improving quality, strengthening enforcement
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
  CMS Finalizes the New Medicare Quality Payment Program
OCTOBER 28, 2016
  Evaluating MDS Data Quality Will Improve Billing Accuracy
MARCH 24, 2017
  Want to know more about the Quality Payment Program?
APRIL 21, 2017
  Defining maintenance therapy: A proactive approach to quality care
  New CMS Quality Payment Program listserv available
  Improvements in preventable hospitalizations and promising trends for nursing home quality
  Civil monetary penalties to fund new CMS quality improvement initiative
NOVEMBER 30, 2018
PATIENT SAFETY & QUALITY HEALTHCARE (www.psqh.c
FEBRUARY 12, 2016
ESRD PPS and Quality Incentive Program (QIP) On July 1, CMS posted the E
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Accreditation & Quality Advisor blog! The
MARCH 31, 2015
The success of a cause analysis program requires careful management of cause analysis quality. Th
OCTOBER 21, 2015
Long-term care providers should have jumped on the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAP
On August 25, 2015, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued 2014 quality a
AUGUST 28, 2015
"There is so much emphasis placed upon on measurement that it becomes a burden that takes aw
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
  Physicians and health care providers continue to improve quality of care, lower costs
AUGUST 26, 2016
  The Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical User’s Guide is now available!
  CMS is hosting a live webcast for SNFs: How review and correct reports fit into quality repor
  The Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program Review and Correct reports are availab
Get tips to implement successful quality initiatives to achieve 5-star ratings, comply with new C
Quality improvement is not something that coordinators think about very much, aside from keeping
OCTOBER 6, 2017
Well-written goals correlate to assessment findings. The “measurement” component begi
If it passes in November, a California ballot measure would make the state the first in the nati
Physician Feedback, Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) and Value-Based Modifier P
A brazen midday robbery from a patient room at a St. Louis hospital has increased security measur
JULY 2, 2015
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
JUSTCODING
Continual readiness promotes consistent survey success. More importantly, because surveys measure
MARCH 9, 2017
by William K. Cors, MD, MMM, FACPE, chief medical quality officer at Pocono Heal
DECEMBER 1, 2014
Join us at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday, February 10, for the live 90-minute webcast, Measuring CD
 When are hospitals required to implement interim Life Safety Code® measures?
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
JUSTCODING
Let Hospital Staff Lead Quality Improvement Efforts Tinker Ready, November 10, 201
DECEMBER 1, 2016
Logic says that electronic health records (EHR) should be a huge boon to healthcare quality. Up-t
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
Q&A: What makes a quality EHR? Editor’s note: A 2016 study
Ten hospitals in the Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative (TSQC) reduced surgical complicatio
AUGUST 5, 2014
The CMS made hospital quality improvement a major part of its fiscal year 2015 Inpatient Prospect
AUGUST 12, 2014
Interest in using a variety of nursing engagement surveys as a reportable quality indicat
JULY 16, 2015
The OASIS-C2 item stet is now available on the OQuality-Ini
Logic says that electronic health records (EHR) should be a huge boon to healthcare quality. Up-t
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
CMS first added ratings in 2005 and in 2008, added the first five-star quality rating to nursing
APRIL 14, 2015
“Many prominent hospitals that are in the top echelon of other quality rating reports, and
APRIL 14, 2016
by Josh Poltilove Improving on HHCAHPS results is the No. 1 quality assurance perf
Only a select group of 43 agencies that earned 5 stars in quality of care July 12 have remained o
Quality data Publicly reported data and physician leaders
AUGUST 1, 2014
CMS is calling on healthcare providers to team up with Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improve
APRIL 5, 2016
Quality improvement requires strength in numbers. At least that’s what hospitals in Marylan
JULY 29, 2015
Last week we launched our patient safety and quality book review group and we thank everyone who
AUGUST 12, 2015
It's been said that you can't manage what you can't measure. Therefore, time managemen
We have just launched our annual Residency Coordinator Salary Survey to help us measure the comp
MAY 5, 2017
The CMS began its restructuring of the quality improvement organization (QIO) program with change
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that quality efforts resulted in an o
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
JUSTCODING
The latest Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Experience
An overwhelming majority of patients believe physician assistants (PA) improve quality of
OCTOBER 23, 2014
“Duty hours won’t improve a resident’s quality of life. Feeling supported will
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
Legislation that has been proposed in the state of Washington would create a “quality impr
by Josh Poltilove The number of agencies that received five stars for quality of c
CMS posted a handful of notable updates in recent weeks related to hospice quality init
The Joint Commission announced it was changing its interim life safety measure (ILSM) evaluation
APRIL 4, 2017
Dear readers, In the past I’ve written about the safety measures hospitals
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) released a new core measure that mandates evi
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
JANUARY 28, 2015
JUSTCODING
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) invites the public’s input on proposed
You’ve heard it before: Transparency is crucial to patient safety. Although quality experts
MARCH 31, 2015
HCPro is seeking enthusiastic patient safety and quality professionals to join an ad-hoc group in
AUGUST 5, 2015
HCPro is seeking enthusiastic patient safety and quality professionals to join an ad-hoc group in
AUGUST 13, 2015
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
Welcome to the first issue of Patient Safety & Quality Insider! As promised, w
JANUARY 20, 2016
A study recently published in the American Journal of Medical Quality found that medical
OCTOBER 21, 2016
CMS has released Q&As in writing on its Home Health Quality Reporting Training website.
CMS recently released corrected versions of the second round of Quality of Patient Care Star Rati
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality announced the release of a new Nationwide Readmiss
JANUARY 5, 2016
“The qualities that make people good physicians are a double-edged sword … It&rsquo
JUNE 24, 2016
“The qualities that make people good physicians are a double-edged sword … It&rsquo
JUNE 23, 2016
“Residents can be empowered to improve the quality and value of care. Leaders of healthcar
DECEMBER 2, 2016
“The professional qualities of grace, gratitude, hard work, and determination so well-culti
MARCH 31, 2017
On August 25, CMS posted a fact sheet regarding 2014 quality and financial performance results sh
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
Workplace safety and nurse surveillance capacity can boost quality ratings and lower pressure ulc
DECEMBER 8, 2016
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) will accept input on its proposed standards
“Our economic insecurity doesn’t enhance the quality of our training or our relations
MAY 23, 2014
  “Usability should be the driving quality of all health IT. Unless health I
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
On or around April 20, CMS contractor TMF Health Quality Institute will release the third
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
How is your hospital looking when it comes to Healthgrades quality ratings? Healt
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
The TMF Health Quality Institute has issued its annual hospice-specific Program for Evalu
The Missouri Senate gave initial approval last week to a measure reinstating limits on noneconom
Effectively treating any infection requires a certain measure of early identification and rapid r
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
Dear readers, Each year, HCPro conducts the MSP Salary Survey to measure the comp
MARCH 24, 2016
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has updated its patient-centered medical hom
MARCH 27, 2014
I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH)
OCTOBER 7, 2015
The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI), a national non-profit consortium of
Physicians in 128 groups exceeded benchmarks in quality and cost efficiency and will receive an i
A study published recently in JAMA Dermatology cautions consumers about the quality of c
Frontline managers play an important role in improving patient experience, safety, and quality o
JANUARY 12, 2017
The ability of a hospital or health system to deliver quality clinical, financial, and op
DECEMBER 21, 2015
Poor communication in healthcare has tangible, measurable effects. A new study released by
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
A recent Medscape survey, taken by more than 1,900 residents in over 29 specialties, measured the
SEPTEMBER 7, 2018
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano will not accept a prestigious national award for quality
The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance will verify a practition
The health of American seniors is improving, and so is the quality of care in U.S. nursing
OCTOBER 29, 2014
JUSTCODING
Even before ICD-10-CM was delayed until October 1, 2015, the quality of physician document
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) says that efforts to prevent adverse events
DECEMBER 2, 2014
Good news from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), heart attack and heart fail
A recent report by the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) found that transit
MARCH 26, 2015
Good news from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Heart attack and heart fail
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has been a big proponent of evidence-based
A new report from Health Quality Ontario and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute details 15 pre
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
 We’re proud to release the newest feature of the Patient Safety & Quality Health
AUGUST 23, 2016
The final report from the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI)’s Fut