CMS Releases 2012 OPPS Proposed Rule

Michelle Leppert, for HealthLeaders Media , July 6, 2011

Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program

CMS proposes adding nine quality measures to the current list of 23 measures that hospital outpatient departments must report. That will bring the total number of measures to be reported for 2013 payment determination to 32. The new measures include:

  • Six chart abstracted measures
  • One healthcare associated infection measure to be reported to the National Health Safety Network
  • One measure about the use of a safe surgery checklist
  • One measure collecting hospital outpatient department volume for selected surgical procedures

      In addition, CMS proposes added one measure—influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare personnel— to the list for reporting for the CY 2015 payment determination.

      Comment on the proposals

      CMS will accept comments on the proposed rule through August 31, and will issue the final rule by November 1. Visit to submit electronic comments on this regulation. Follow the instructions under the “More Search Options” tab.

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