The Hospital 2016 Electronic CQM Reporting Mandate

On Aug. 17, 2015, CMS released the 2016 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule. Under the rule, CMS mandates an additional requirement for electronic submission of electronic clinical quality measures for participants of the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program—bringing CMS closer to its ultimate goal of aligning all quality reporting programs.

In this brief, we explore the rule, discuss eCQM reporting options, the benefits of the electronic submission mandate, action items, and more.

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