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  Finalized rules for shared savings ACOs place greater emphasis on quality
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
  CMS releases six new quality measures
  Post-Acute Care Has a Quality Management Problem
  CMS allowing physicians to pick their pace of participation with Quality Payment Program
  Nursing Home Action Plan focuses on improving quality, strengthening enforcement
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
  CMS Finalizes the New Medicare Quality Payment Program
OCTOBER 28, 2016
  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
  Submit comments on IMPACT Act quality measures by May 3, 2018
MARCH 30, 2018
  Civil monetary penalties to fund new CMS quality improvement initiative
NOVEMBER 30, 2018
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
Patient safety and quality improvement efforts often fail to demonstrate improved financial outco
When CMS shared the findings of the 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), it also publi
On August 25, 2015, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued 2014 quality a
AUGUST 28, 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
  Medicare proposes changes to payment rates and quality programs for SNFs in FY18
  Q&A: Goodbye RUG-IV, hello RCS-1: Preparing for quality under a proposed payment system
APRIL 13, 2018
  Patient-driven payment model, survey, and quality: Understanding MDS accuracy and what you ne
We know that measuring healthcare quality helps healthcare systems improve. But we could and shou
NOVEMBER 26, 2013
This March the federal government received an unusual suggestion from the National Quality Forum&
MARCH 28, 2017
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
CMS released the Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Ins
Last week, CMS and the Core Quality Measures Collaborative (CQMC) made a huge announcement with t
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
The National Quality Forum has come out in strong support of a proposed standardized quali
On December 18, 2015, CMS posted the draft Quality Measure Development Plan, a strategic framewo
On April 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added six new quality measur
APRIL 29, 2016
The National Quality Forum (NQF) recently released a series of recommendations calling for the im
JULY 2, 2019
The Joint Commission has released its 2013 annual report on quality and safety, which also recogn
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
Last Friday, CMS posted the annual update for the 2014 electronic clinic quality measures (eCQM)
Is the constant haranguing about “quality” getting to you? You’re not alone. On
Seven measure sets aim to alleviate the burden and cost of measuring clinical quality and will &q
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) participation increased 36% from 2011 to 2012,
Six Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) grantees have been given $13.4 million to test new
OCTOBER 4, 2016
Healthcare is increasingly moving from a quantity-based system to a quality-based one. A quick gl
How do we know if today’s quality measures are accurate? That is the question that Peter Pr
APRIL 26, 2016
Proposed CMS quality measure reporting requirements detailed in the 2016 prospective payment rule
JUNE 23, 2015
Physician practices spend more than $15.4 billion each year reporting quality measures that nearl
The Quality of Patient Care Star Rating methodology includes nine of the 24 currently reported pr
On December 18, CMS published its Quality-Initiatives-Patie
DECEMBER 29, 2015
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
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
Interest in using a variety of nursing engagement surveys as a reportable quality indicat
JULY 16, 2015
The average medical practice spends 785 hours a year on quality measure reporting. That’s e
MARCH 15, 2016
The OASIS-C2 item stet is now available on the OQuality-Ini
Hospice providers are encouraged to preview their quality measure results based on Quarter 1- 201
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
Quality within any healthcare system depends on improving patient outcomes, which rely on contin
OCTOBER 8, 2019
A skilled nursing facility that scores well on quality measures is not necessarily reducing resid
OCTOBER 17, 2014
A new study has found that the average physician practice spends more than $40,000 on quality rep
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
 Quality measures have been added to Physician Compare, a website that helps patients search
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
Briefings on Accreditation & Quality (BOAQ) has changed its name to Inside Accre
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
An Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report found that instances of medical errors fell
Comments on the IMPACT Act Cross-Setting Quality Measure: Falls with Major Injury are due October
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
Legislation that has been proposed in the state of Washington would create a “quality impr
Quality is the new mantra in healthcare, and for good reason. The only way the U.S. is going to d
The time and effort spent on reporting quality measure data has been a major drain on healthcare
AUGUST 16, 2016
by Josh Poltilove The number of agencies that received five stars for quality of c
Some pressure ulcer data was mistakenly excluded from recent CMS reports on quality measures for
CMS' 2015 IPPS proposed rule, released April 30, focuses on quality measures, such as hosp
JUNE 18, 2014
CMS posted a handful of notable updates in recent weeks related to hospice quality init
Many primary care physicians fear the increased use of quality metrics and financial penal
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Long-Term Care Quality Measure: A Guide
Many CDI programs are shifting their focus to include some sort of quality review. One of those i
After defining the scope of an agency’s QAPI program, the CoPs outline how the quality indi
On Monday, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), as it had previously announced
JULY 19, 2018
On Monday, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), as it had previously announced
JULY 19, 2018
As promised, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has shut down its operation o
NOVEMBER 7, 2006
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
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
Looking for more data on inpatient stays? The Agency for Healthcare Quality has added information
JANUARY 19, 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
CMS is currently soliciting nominations for technical expert panel members for quality measures
AUGUST 12, 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
With the introduction of the Next Accreditation System, patient safety and quality improvement (P
APRIL 26, 2019
To teach quality improvement (QI) and value-based medicine (VBM), New York University School of M
AUGUST 5, 2020
Medicare’s Value-Based Purchasing ties reimbursement to quality measures, assessing criteri
The Joint Commission is putting its Top Performer on Key Quality Measures program on hiatus in 20
AUGUST 25, 2015
On August 25, CMS posted a fact sheet regarding 2014 quality and financial performance results sh
The call for public comment on the IMPACT Act of 2014’s cross-setting quality measure on re
CMS is proposing to remove one of the rating categories for the Home Health Quality Patient Star
The Certification and Survey Provider Enhance-ment Reports (CASPER) quality measures (QM) reports
JANUARY 4, 2019
Teach residents to solve quality problems with this proven and e
MARCH 22, 2019
Quality. Mortality. Advanced CDI. Pay-for-performance. Value Based Purchasing (VBP). Last week&rs
By John Commins Hospital leaders must adopt safety and quality as
JANUARY 2, 2020
Submitting eCQMs in 2017 When it comes to healthcare quality improvement
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
CMS’ recently released 2015 IPPS final rule focuses on quality initiatives mandated by the
Consumers need to focus on quality scores and performance metrics when selecting a hospital or ph
Using claims data, the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed the preventable
MARCH 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
CMS began publishing home health agency (HHA) Quality of Care star ratings, based on OASIS data a
The TMF Health Quality Institute has issued its annual hospice-specific Program for Evalu
A recent quality-patient-safety/pfp/interimhacrate2014
In a new blog post, CMS announced that it was extending its electronic clinical quality measure (
JANUARY 24, 2017
More small practices can quality for exclusions from the Quality Payment Program (QPP), claim har
Despite all the time, money, and energy spent on improving healthcare quality and value, there is
AUGUST 29, 2017
The answer to the following question was provided by Karen Tibbs, quality and education manager w
Q&A: The difference between patient satisfaction and quality Edi
JANUARY 24, 2017
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
Risk adjustment is central to pay for performance, whereby high-quality cost effective care can b
OCTOBER 28, 2015
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
There's a lot going on in CMS' proposed rule for year two of the quality payment program (QPP), s
by: Kirsten Dize Changes to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program outlined i
FEBRUARY 12, 2016
Quality measure overhaul coming to home health The National Quality Forum
The ability of a hospital or health system to deliver quality clinical, financial, and op
DECEMBER 21, 2015
Expert Q&A Evaluating MDS data quality will improve b
OCTOBER 1, 2014
Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs are essential for creating a safe e
NOVEMBER 1, 2019
If you or anyone at your hospital use the National Guidelines Clearinghouse or National Quality M
Quality measures, such as the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, the Hospital
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
CMS finalized changes to multiple quality measures in the
A: As part of a monthly or quarterly quality assurance review, agencies should closely monitor co
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
A newly released Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) survey shows that hospitals ar
JULY 2, 2014
OCTOBER 29, 2014
Even before ICD-10-CM was delayed until October 1, 2015, the quality of physician document
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
While the quality of care you get still very much depends on what state you live in, the good new
JANUARY 19, 2016
 We’re proud to release the newest feature of the Patient Safety & Quality Health
AUGUST 23, 2016
The answer to the following question was provided by Karen Tibbs, quality and education manager w
Healthcare reimbursement is increasingly moving from a quantity-based system to a quality-
JULY 30, 2014
ESRD PPS and Quality Incentive Program (QIP) On July 1, CMS posted the E
The Outcome-Based Quality Improvement (OBQI) Manual is one in a series of four manuals pro
Released late last month, the National Quality Forum’s (NQF)
The final report from the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI)’s Fut
The National Quality Forum earlier this month announced the creation of an
JULY 18, 2017
Star razing: Providers face quality rating dips after system recalibration
CMS sets sights on future quality, payment initiatives in 2016 SNF PPS proposed rul
Patient satisfaction vs. quality: The whys, hows, pros, and cons
CMS continued its focus on improving the quality of patient care in the
OCTOBER 7, 2015
CMS is giving physicians four quality reporting options in an attempt to ensure physicians do not
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new online tool that could h
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
by Kirsten Dize The number of agencies earning five stars in the quality of care
The ability of consumers to shop for healthcare services based on price and quality won't take
Looking for more data on inpatient stays? The Agency for Healthcare Quality (AHRQ) added informat
Hospice PEPPER expands target areas TMF Health Quality Institute
The way forward for high-quality and affordable patient care might come from the past.
JUNE 16, 2016
CMS views readmission rates as a key quality metric for hospitals, which is part of the reason so
AUGUST 2, 2016
The Joint Commission’s Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) are due for release on F
AUGUST 23, 2016
by: Josh Poltilove Conduct a quality audit of documentation your therapists submi
This July we’re going to be running two Accreditation and Quality focus groups. The first 1
The quality measure “drug regimen review conducted with follow-up for identified issues&rdq
Although students entering medical school reportedly have lower burnout rates and better quality
JANUARY 15, 2020
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) has released an annual quality report that
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) has released an annual quality report tha
MARCH 1, 2018
Quality improvement Medical staff leaders had a role in QIO efforts
AUGUST 1, 2014
MARCH 9, 2017
The 2015 IPPS final rule, released August 4, focuses on quality initiatives and includes n
by William K. Cors, MD, MMM, FACPE, chief medical quality officer at Pocono Heal
DECEMBER 1, 2014
On or around April 13, CMS contractor TMF Health Quality Institute will release the fourth annual
Medicare increasingly ties its reimbursement for hospital care to the quality of the care provide
Home health sees decline in readmission rates The Alliance for Home Health Quality
Seeing stars: The push toward physician ratings and what it means for quality care.
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
The graduate medical education committee (GMEC) is responsible for overseeing the quality of gra
DECEMBER 18, 2015
DECEMBER 16, 2015
Bad news if your organization is still a little shaky on 2-midnight rule compliance. Quality Impr
DECEMBER 29, 2015