CMS new quality measure requirements worry some health systems

August 26, 2022


Health systems strapped for resources worry that reporting on new quality measures and transitioning to interoperability as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ final rule will be overly burdensome.

As a result, some hospitals want CMS to offer adequate financial and technological support. For larger systems with deeper resources, the rule doesn’t seem to be a big lift.

The 2023 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule, released Aug. 1, outlined 10 new quality reporting measures, including equity and social risk factor data, rates of cesarean sections and severe obstetrics complications, opioid-related adverse events and Medicare spending per beneficiary.

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