MHA Today | May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016
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In This Issue
CMS Announces Hospital Quality Reporting Release 10.0
eCQM Receiving System Now Accepting Test Files For 2016
MHA Posts Quality Transparency Measure Resources

What You Need To Know This Week

  • Medicaid Managed Care pre-bid conference will be held Wednesday.
  • MHA Board of Trustees meets for its annual retreat. Watch for a CEO summary memo early next week.

Quality and Population Health


CMS Announces Hospital Quality Reporting Release 10.0

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced the Hospital Quality Reporting Release 10.0, which consists of all applications, processes and reports necessary to support the electronic health record, inpatient quality reporting and outpatient quality reporting programs. Questions may be submitted to the QualityNet help desk.

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eCQM Receiving System Now Accepting Test Files For 2016

Staff Contacts: Dana Dahl or Stephen Njenga

The electronic clinical quality measure receiving system on the QualityNet Secure Portal is open and accepting submission of Quality Reporting Document Architecture Category I test files for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program and the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program. The system was updated to accept QRDA Category I test files using the calendar year 2016 requirements.

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MHA Posts Quality Transparency Measure Resources

Staff Contact: Dana Dahl

Focus on Hospitals will be updated with quality outcome data on Monday, June 6. The data reporting period is Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2015, for infection and harm data, and Dec. 1, 2012, to Nov. 30, 2015, for readmission data. The update reflects the data steward change to the National Healthcare Surveillance Network for six of the infection measures. In addition, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality patient safety indicators and readmission measures included in the transparency initiative will be reported using ICD-10 GEM coding. To access a presentation and recording on the measure changes, visit MHA’s transparency Web page. The page also includes an updated technical manual and measure list.

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Consider This ...

Generalized anxiety disorder affects 6.8 million adults, or 3.1 percent of the U.S. population. Women are twice as likely to be affected as men.

Source: Anxiety and Depression Association of America