Tuesday, August 9, 2016

CMS IMPACT Act: Data Elements and Measure Development Call — August 31

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) holding a call on August 31 targeted at post-acute care (PAC) providers (including SNF), healthcare industry professionals, clinicians, researchers, health IT vendors, and other interested stakeholders - titled CMS IMPACT Act: Data Elements and Measure Development Call.

To register or for more information, visit MLN Connects Event Registration. Space may be limited, register early.

During this call, CMS experts will discuss how data elements are used in measure development and how information from assessment instruments is used to calculate quality measures. The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act) requires the reporting of standardized patient assessment data on quality measures, resource use, and other measures by Post-Acute Care (PAC) providers, including skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care hospitals.


Overview of National Quality Strategy and CMS Quality Strategy
Why do we have quality measures?
How do data elements fit within measure development?
How is provider data used in the development process?
Example: pressure ulcer measure
Question and answer/discussion session 

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