Healthcare News & Insights

CMS releases final rule on quality payment program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has put out its final rule for its new quality payment program, and your hospital’s providers are going to have to change the way they report quality measures to Medicare. 

Why EHRs have trouble reporting quality measures

If you’ve had issues with reporting quality measures using your hospital’s electronic health records (EHR) system, you aren’t alone. According to the results from a pilot project conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), not all EHRs are effective at accurately reporting quality measures – and the reasons why are common across multiple systems […] [MORE]

Sepsis measures updated: Best response for hospitals

Besides the switch to ICD-10, hospitals have another looming deadline to worry about in October. That’s when stricter reporting standards for sepsis recognition and treatment will be enforced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).