Corporate Compliance

Regulations: CMS proposes value-based purchasing, finalizes permanent HIT certification rule, and more

Medicare Insider, January 11, 2011

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CMS issues hospital value-based purchasing proposed rule

On January 7, CMS issued a display copy of a proposed rule that would establish a hospital value-based purchasing program for acute care hospitals under the IPPS. The new program would provide value-based incentive payments to hospitals beginning in FY 2013, based on their achievement or improvement on a set of clinical and patient experience of care quality measures, as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

View the proposed rule.

View a related fact sheet.

CMS posts final rule on permanent HIT certification program

On January 7, CMS published in the Federal Register a final rule to establish a permanent certification program for the purpose of certifying health information technology (HIT). The permanent certification program will eventually replace the temporary certification program that was previously established by a final rule.

View the final rule.

Read more about the permanent certification program.

CMS issues ESRD quality incentive program final rule

On January 5, CMS published in the Federal Register a final rule to implement a quality incentive program (QIP) for Medicare outpatient end-stage renal disease (ESRD) dialysis providers and facilities, with payment consequences beginning January 1, 2012.

View the final rule.

View a related fact sheet.

View a related press release.



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