CMS Hospital/Quality Initiative Open Door Scheduled for April 26

CMS Hospital/Quality Initiative Open Door Scheduled for April 26

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the next Hospital/Quality Initiative open door forum has been scheduled for April 26, 2022, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Agenda topics that will be covered during this open door forum include:

  • Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Inpatient/Long-Term Care Prospective Payment System (IPPS/LTC PPS) Proposed Rule
    • Hospital Quality Updates:
      • Background/Context on Health Equity and Maternal Health
      • Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program
        • Equity and Maternal Health Measures
        • Other IQR Measures and eCQM Reporting Requirements
        • Hospital Designation on Maternal Care
        • Requests for Information (RFIs) Re: Health Equity and Maternal Health
      • Measure Suppressions Due to the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
      • Promoting Interoperability Program and Advancing Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) RFI
      • Hospitals and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) – Required COVID-19 Reporting Until December 2024, and Reporting in Future Public Health Emergencies (PHEs)
    • IPPS and Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Update
    • RFI on Resource Costs for N95 Masks
  • IPPS Wage Index Timeline Update

There will also be an open question and answer (Q&A) session included during the hour. This call will be a conference call only.

To participate by phone:
Dial: 888-455-1397 & Reference Conference Passcode: 5109694
Instant Replay: 866-416-1185, Conference ID: No Passcode Needed

Instant Replay is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 866-416-1185 beginning 1 hour after the call has ended. The recording expires after April 28, 2022.

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