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MACRA episode-based cost measures field testing project

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contractor, Acumen, LLC, are conducting a field test for eight episode-based cost measures before...

Celebrate Healthcare Quality Week, October 15-21

Health care quality professionals serve in important roles within organizations. The National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) is recognizing quality professionals for their contributions...

New MACRA decision guide available through AHA

The American Hospital Association (AHA) shared with members its newest MACRA resource, the MACRA Decision Guide, to help hospitals and clinicians determine which quality...

Quality, certification and oversight data now available on demand

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a new initiative designed to increase transparency by making the results of survey and...

Open comment period on hospital quality star ratings on Hospital Compare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation – Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation...

Hospice Compare goes live

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released Hospice Compare this week. The data published on the site represents data collected from October...

Explanation of special status calculation for Quality Payment Program (QPP)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced new information on qpp.cms.gov that indicates whether clinicians have “special status” which would allow...

Healthy Hometown powered by Wellmark available in South Dakota

Did you know your zip code could impact your health more than your genetic code? When it comes to overall health — zip code...

CMS launches quality website for doctors and other clinicians in rural...

CMS recently launched a new section on the Quality Payment Program dedicated to doctors and other clinicians working in small or rural practices as...

New antimicrobial stewardship resource for critical access hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a new antimicrobial stewardship resource for small and Critical Access Hospitals that was guided by providers in...