January 22, 2019
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In This Issue
MHA Releases Analysis Of The Medicare VBP Program And Quality Trends Reports
TJC Announces eCQM Expert To Expert Webinar
Annual MAHA Spring Conference and Legislative Update
Thursday, March 28
Courtyard by Marriott
Register on or before Wednesday, March 20.
state and federal health policy developments
Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler
MHA is providing an analysis of the Medicare inpatient prospective payment system value-based purchasing program and quality trends reports. The VBP reports are limited to IPPS hospitals and include estimated Medicare payment adjustments. The quality program measure trends are available to both IPPS and critical access hospitals. MHA also has released this year’s free, on-demand webinar series about the Medicare pay-for-performance programs. Policy and analytic studies, prepared for distribution by the Hospital Industry Data Institute, are available for download to authorized users of HIDI Analytic Advantage®.
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Quality and Population Health
Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost
The Joint Commission, in cooperation with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ subcontractors, is offering a series of webinars to provide concepts about clinical quality language expression language for the 2019 electronic clinical quality measures reporting period. The next webinar in this series is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. Topics of discussion include a review of measure logic and common issues related to the ED-1 and ED-2 eCQMs. Additional information, including a registration link, is available.
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Far more people need kidneys than need any other organ — there are about 19,500 kidney transplants a year compared with 8,000 transplanted livers.
Source: The New York Times