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Proposed 2020 Hospital PI and eCQM Requirements

    On April 23, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2020 IPPS Proposed Rule, which includes requirements for the 2020 Hospital Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program and the electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) reporting policies under both the PI and the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) programs.

    The proposed PI program requirements for 2020 remain largely the same compared to existing requirements, with slight modifications to the optional opioid-related measures. The proposal removes many of the existing eCQMs available for reporting under the PI and IQR programs starting in 2020, and proposes two new opioid-related eCQMs for 2021.

    CMS also elicits input from stakeholders on how to shape the future direction of the PI program. We expect CMS will release the final rule in August 2019.

    In this 15-minute read, you'll learn about:

    • Hospital PI program policies proposed for the 2020 program year
    • Proposed changes to eCQMs available for reporting under the PI and IQR programs
    • Considerations for public comment to CMS on the future of the program

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