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CMS website offers new attestation resources

The EHR Incentive Programs attestation system opens Tuesday and will be available through Feb. 28, 2017. Providers must attest by the attestation deadline to...
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CMS posts documents from May 2 SNF, LTCH, IRF quality reporting webinar

As promised, CMS has posted the recording, post-training materials and question and answer (Q&A) documents of the May 2 webinar explaining the Review and Correct process for the SNF, LTCH and IRF Quality Reporting Programs. The materials provide helpful information to providers on where to find the necessary reports within the CASPER system in order to make any necessary corrections prior to the quality reporting deadlines.
HEN 2.0

HEN 2.0 Milestone 4 is here with HIIN on the horizon

We are in the home stretch of HEN 2.0 and working on our goal to achieve Milestone IV, which requires that 80 percent of...
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CDC: Two quarters of CDI data calculated with incorrect risk-adjustment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has notified the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that two quarters of Clostridium difficile...
Quality and safety

SDAHO helps reduce reporting burden for hospitals

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been focused on collaborative activities that mitigate duplication of efforts to reduce the data reporting...
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Guidance issued for electronic Clinical Quality Venous Thromboembolism measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued additional guidance for Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) measures: VTE-1, VTE-2 and VTE-6 electronic Clinical Quality...
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Organizations team up for United Against the Flu campaign

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and several other health care organizations are teaming up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to...
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Bunt appointed to NHPCO Quality and Standards Committee

Kristen Bunt, SDAHO's director of quality integration, has been appointed to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) Quality and Standards Committee. Bunt, whose...
Quality and safety

CMS disables eCQM summary report access until after March 13

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily disabled access to electronic clinical quality measure Submission Summary and Performance Summary reports at the QualityNet secure portal to alleviate very slow processing times for Electronic Health Record Hospital Reports related to eCQMs.
HEN 2.0

South Dakota sees improvement in patient safety and quality

Through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) 2.0 Partnership for Patients (PfP) initiative, providers across the country have been...