AHIMA Releases Summary of Quality Provisions of FY19 IPPS Rule
AHIMA has released a summary of the quality provisions of the final FY 2019 Hospital IPPS Rule. The summary can be found in the Body of Knowledge. Changes in the finalized rule include adoption of a performance-based scoring methodology for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals under the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program, moving away from the existing threshold-based methodology. The final rule also reduces the number of reportable measures from 16 to 6 and includes two new optional measures for 2019 focused on combating the current opioid crisis.