A proposal we haven’t mentioned before, is that new facilities will begin QIP reporting in their fourth month of operation rather than their first month (slide 31). The slides also include timelines and resources. The call did not include questions, as listeners were directed to use the Federal Register comment process, which is detailed on the slides. For more information on the Proposed Rule, see https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2018/08/07/9-10-qip-py2021-24-correction/ and the chain of previous posts that it links to.
CMS has announced a correction to their bulletin about proposed PY2021-24 QIP performance measure changes, which we forwarded as https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2018/08/06/9-10-qip-py2021-24/. Depression Screening is NOT proposed to be eliminated in PY2021, and Pain Assessment IS proposed to be eliminated in PY2021. We’ve corrected our earlier bulletin. Comments on the proposed changes are due by September 10, 2018.
EQRS 2.0 will be installed during regular overnight maintenance on August 9, 2018, and training on EQRS 2.0 will be offered on August 9 and repeated on August 10, 2018. For more information see http://mycrownweb.org/education_/training-calendar/ for August.
The same calendar announces a New User Training on August 14, 2018.
Slides and recordings of CROWNWeb Town Halls can be found at http://mycrownweb.org/events/. The July 26, 2018 Town Hall included a review of Pain Assessment and Depression Screening.