eCQMs: Introduction, Hidden Dangers and Success Strategies


eCQMs: Introduction, Hidden Dangers and Success Strategies
Date and time
February 16, 2017
11:00 a.m. (EST)
60 minutes

Beginning February 2017, hospitals will be required to submit quality measures electronically to CMS. In 2018, the stakes get even higher as The Joint Commission (TJC) will also require electronic submissions through an ORYX-validated vendor. In some cases, it may be impossible to predict whether the transmission will be successful or accurate, and inaccurate or incomplete submissions can have a monumental effect on quality scores and reimbursement. For hospitals with multiple EHRs, the problem compounds exponentially. The secret to a successful transmission lies in the ability to check the required QRDA-1 file and correct errors before submission.

You will learn:

  • The latest eCQM changes and requirements for 2017 and 2018
  • Potential eCQM pitfalls that can have a significant impact on reimbursement
  • Tips for managing abstraction workflow of manual and electronic measures
  • Practical steps that you can take today to reduce the risk of a failed eCQM submission and reports that will help you prevent issues

About the presenter

Cathy Gorman–Klug, RN, MSN
Cathy is Director of the Quality Service Line and Product Manager for Nuance’s Quality Management Suite. She is responsible for developing educational programs for provider clients on quality performance measures and on the increasing role that hospital report cards play in healthcare delivery systems. She also monitors the regulatory landscape to ensure Nuance quality management products and hospital clients are in compliance with regulations including HIPAA, value-based purchasing, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, pay-for-performance, and e-measures.

Rita Green, BSN, RN
As the Senior Product Manager, Rita is responsible for helping clients understand the full value of Nuance’s Clintegrity Suite of Quality Solutions. Rita has worked in the nursing and healthcare arena for more than 30 years. Prior to joining Nuance, Rita served as Director of Quality in an acute care hospital setting, where she was responsible for public reporting to CMS and The Joint Commission, Infection Control and Patient Safety. She has extensive experience in quality improvement, process implementation, and has earned Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

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