IPPS and LTCH Final Rule FY2019

On October 8, 2018, in Documents, by pam

On August 2, 2018, CMS released the Final Rule for IPPS and LTCH for FY2019. Corrections were issued September 28, 2018. We are revising the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals to implement changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems for FY 2019. […]

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CMS Data Element Library

On June 21, 2018, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the agency’s first Data Element Library (DEL). The DEL is a new CMS database that supports the exchange of electronic health information. Using this free, centralized resource, the public for the first time can view the specific types of data that CMS requires post-acute care […]

IPPS and LTCH Proposed Rule FY2019

On April 25, 2018, in Documents, Industry News, by AQ-IQ LLC

On April 24, 2018 CMS  issued a proposed rule for FY2019 expected to empower patients through better access to hospital price information, improve patients’ access to their electronic health records, and make it easier for providers to spend time with their patients. The rule proposes updates to Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient […]

OPPS Final Rule CY2017

On November 3, 2016, in Announcements, Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

The 2017 OPPS Final Rule with comment period is now available (effective January 1, 2017). This final rule with comment period revises the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system for CY 2017 to implement applicable statutory requirements and changes arising from our continuing experience with […]

Final Rule (with Comment Period) MIPS and APM Incentive under the Physician Fee Schedule

On October 14, 2016, in Industry News, by AQ-IQ LLC

CMS today issued this Final Rule (with comment period). SUMMARY: The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) repeals the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) methodology for updates to the physician fee schedule (PFS) and replaces it with a new approach to payment called the Quality Payment Program that rewards the delivery of […]

OPPS Proposed Rule CY2017

On July 7, 2016, in Archives, by AQ-IQ LLC

Several of the proposed policy changes would improve the quality of care Medicare patients receive by better supporting their physicians and other health care providers. These proposals are based on feedback from stakeholders, including beneficiary and patient advocates, as well as health care providers, including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and the physician community. This proposed […]

Health IT Certification 2015

On October 11, 2015, in Archives, by AQ-IQ LLC

This document will be published in the Federal Register on October 16, 2015. The currently available copy is in .pdf format. This final rule finalizes a new edition of certification criteria (the 2015 Edition health IT certification criteria or “2015 Edition”) and a new 2015 Edition Base Electronic Health Record (EHR) definition, while also modifying […]

Meaningful Use – Stage 3

On October 11, 2015, in Archives, by AQ-IQ LLC

This document was published in the Federal Register on October 16, 2015. The currently available copy is in .pdf format. This final rule with comment period specifies the requirements that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet in order to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive […]