miércoles, 27 de febrero de 2019

Now Available: 2019 CAHPS for MIPS Survey Vendor Resources; Upcoming Webinar; CMS Releases New Medicare Beneficiaries at a Glance Infographic

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Quality Payment Program

Now Available: 2019 CAHPS for MIPS Survey Vendor Resources

2019 CAHPS for MIPS Survey Vendor Application Period is Now Open
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted the following 2019 Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems (CAHPS) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Survey Vendor materials on the Quality Payment Program Resource Library:
Please note: All vendor applications and materials are due by March 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm (ET).
Additional Resources
Contact the Quality Payment Program at QPP@cms.hhs.gov or 1-866-288-8292 (TTY: 1-877-715-6222).

Upcoming Webinar: Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule Listening Session — March 5

Tuesday, March 5 from 2 to 3:30 pm ET
Register for Medicare Learning Network events.
On February 11, CMS released the Interoperability and Patient Access proposed rule outlining opportunities to make patient data more useful and transferable through open, secure, standardized, and machine-readable formats, while reducing restrictive burdens on health care providers. In addition, CMS released two Requests for Information (RFIs) to obtain feedback on:
  • Interoperability and health information technology adoption in post-acute care settings
  • Role of patient matching in interoperability and improved patient care
CMS Administrator Seema Verma opens this listening session, followed by an overview by CMS experts. Learn about the provisions that impact you and get answers to your clarifying questions to help formulate comments for formal submission. Topics:
  • Patient access through application programming interfaces
  • Health information exchange and care coordination across payers
  • Public reporting and prevention of information blocking
  • Provider digital contact information
  • Revisions to the conditions of participation for hospitals and critical access hospitals
  • RFIs
We encourage you to review the proposed rule prior to the listening session. Note: Feedback received during this listening session will not be considered formal comments on the rule. See the proposed rule for information on submitting these comments by the deadline.
Target Audience: All Medicare fee-for-service providers and industry-wide stakeholders.

CMS Releases New Medicare Beneficiaries at a Glance Infographic

CMS has published a new infographic with summarized information about beneficiaries in the Medicare program.  The Medicare Beneficiaries at a Glance infographic includes information on types of Medicare coverage, utilization of healthcare services, average cost for specific services, top chronic conditions, beneficiary satisfaction and access to care, and usual source of care for calendar year 2016. For example, did you know that 3.7 million individuals enrolled in Medicare in 2016?  Or that the top chronic condition among Medicare beneficiaries is high blood pressure?
To find these and other statistics, please visit the CMS Medicare Beneficiaries at a Glance Infographic at: https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Beneficiary-Snapshot/Bene_Snapshot.html

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