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Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Medicare EHR Incentive Program Eligible Hospital Information
Mar 8, 2018 - The Medicare eligible hospital and CAH attestation deadline has been changed from Wednesday, February 28, 2018 to Friday, March 16, 2018 in order to provide hospitals with additional time to submit attestation and eCQM data.
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Medicare EHR Incentive Program
Mar 6, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a submission form for stakeholders to propose new measures in 2018 for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) participating in the the Medicare EHR Incentive Program in 2020. Proposals must be submitted by June 29, 2018 in order to be considered for including in rulemaking in 2019 and implementation in 2020 or 2021.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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Visit the CQM Issue Tracker to Review eCQM Draft Measure Packages for 2019 Reporting
Feb 28, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have invited vendors and stakeholders to review and provide feedback on draft electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) packages, specifically looking for XML code errors in order to resolve any issues prior to the release of the measures in Spring 2018. Updates have been made to eCQM packages for future inclusion of eligible hospitals, including Critical Access Hospitals, and clinicians in quality reporting programs.
Source: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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CMS: Medicare Program; Request for Nominations to the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment Federal Register
Jan 26, 2018 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting nominations to fill vacancies on the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment. The Panel advises the Secretary of HHS and the Administrator of CMS on the clinical integrity of the Ambulatory Payment Classification (ACP) group and their associated weights, and supervision of hospital outpatient therapeutic services. Panel members must be full-time employees of hospitals, hospital systems, or other Medicare providers that are subject to the OPPS. Some of the panel members must be from rural regions and/or represent Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Two vacancies will occur in calendar year 2018 and nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Source: Federal Register
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Last Updated: 3/8/2018