About the FY 2021 IPPS Proposed Rule

On May 11, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) filed a proposed rule titled: Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Requirements for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals. The Federal Register publish date is May 29, 2020. Comments are due on July 10, 2020. We refer to this rule as the FY 2021 IPPS Proposed Rule.

This InfoAlert provides details on proposed updates to the hospital Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI) programs and the Medicare Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program, including measure tables and insights.  Focus is on the electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), and the PI objectives and measures. The updates are based on the FY 2021 IPPS proposed rule, which affect the quality reporting period beginning calendar year (CY) 2021.

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