The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has outlined its quality-measure reporting requirements in a proposed 2016 prospective payment rule for acute and long-term-care hospitals, requiring inpatient hospitals to submit details on meeting several new quality metrics by Oct. 1, 2017. The quality measures are tied to the treatment of several conditions including kidney and urinary tract infections, bleeding in the intestines, lumbar spine fusion and hip replacements, among others. Having taken comments on the proposed rules through June 16, CMS plans to issue a final rule by Aug. 1.
CMS Proposes New Inpatient Quality Measures
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