Becker Hospital Review reports eleven healthcare organizations are asking CMS to delay a change in how ACOs report quality metrics. Under the change (CMS-1734-P), ACOs would effectively collect quality measures through their EHRs. However, the organizations said this raises several challenges around interoperability and increases administrative burden. In a May 4 letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, the organizations — including the American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals — asked CMS to delay the changes for three years. The reporting changes are slated to take effect at the start of 2022.
- Beckers Hospital Review: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/healthcare-organizations-to-cms-delay-aco-quality-reporting-changes.html
- NAACOS letter to CMS, 05/04/2021: https://www.naacos.com/aco-coalition-letter-on-mssp-quality-overhaul
- CMS-1734-P: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-12-28/pdf/2020-26815.pdf