An addendum to eCQM (Electronic Clinical Quality Measure) specifications has been recently posted by CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) that is affecting ICD-10 value sets.
A latest addendum to the 2016 eCQM specifications upgrades ICD-10 Clinical Modification (CM) and Procedure Coding System (PCS) eCQM value sets for the 2017 performing year. The CMS and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) released the modifications and changes.
In 2017 and 2018, few family physicians will get a pass from CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) when it comes to the application of penalties related to a failure to meet Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) requirements in the year of 2016.
Few or all coding functions are now outsourced by almost quarter of all U.S. hospitals. In accordance to the latest Black Book survey of 907 health leaders, 90% of hospitals over 150 beds presently outsourcing their CDI procedures reported in Q3 to have realized important in suitable revenue and correct reimbursements following the executing of clinical documentation improvement programs in this last year following ICd-10 transition.