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Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) at RWJBarnabas Health
February 28, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
Deborah Larkin-Carney, Corporate VP for Quality, RWJBarnabas Health, and Catherine Gorman-Klug, Director Quality Service Line, Nuance Communications, Inc. Beginning in February 2017, hospitals will be required to submit quality measures electronically to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). While all electronic health records (EHRs) are required to be certified to submit the proper data files, problems may arise with the clinical quality measures data. Inaccurate or incomplete eCQM submissions can have a monumental effect on quality score-related reimbursement when margins are already paper-thin. And for hospitals with multiple EHRs, the problem compounds exponentially. In some cases it may be impossible to predict whether the transmission will be successful or accurate. Join us to find out the latest eCQM changes and requirements by the CMS for 2017 and The Joint Commission for 2018, potential pitfalls that can have a significant impact on quality scores and reimbursement, strategies for hospitals to use to mitigate the risk of a failed submission, and steps you can take today to ready your organization for compliant eCQM submissions.