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Hospitals: Review Quality Measure Reports by Oct. 7

Hospitals are encouraged to view their hospital-specific dry run report for a new claims-based outcome quality measure, called Excess Days in Acute Care after Hospitalization for Heart Failure. This new measure will be included in the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program, starting in fiscal year 2018. Hospitals have until Oct. 7 to access their reports through QualityNet.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a Sept. 22 National Provider Call to present an overview of the methodology and provide guidance on interpreting the data and results from the report. A recording of the call will be posted to QualityNet in the coming days.

Contact Erin O’Malley, director of policy, at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with any questions.

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Matt Buechner is the policy and advocacy associate for America's Essential Hospitals.

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