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Rural Healthcare Quality – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Mar 18, 2021 - Notice from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) extending the comment period on its draft report on effective strategies for reducing medical errors and increasing patient safety. The report includes measures determined appropriate by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to encourage the appropriate use of such strategies, including use in any federally funded programs. Comments are due by April 19, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 9, 2021 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comments on the following information collections: 1) Disclosures Required of Certain Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals Regarding Physician Ownership and 2) Evaluation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC). Comments are due by May 10, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Feb 26, 2021 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comments on an information collection related to the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Survey for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS) under the emergency clearance process. A question will be added to the CAHPS for MIPS survey to assess the patient-reported usage of telehealth services in light of the increased use of telehealth due to the Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19. Comments are due by April 9, 2021.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 3/18/2021