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Policy Primer

2021 Hospital PI and eCQM Requirements

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On September 18, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule that includes updates to annual hospital payment rates and inpatient pay-for-performance programs. The 2021 IPPS rule also updates requirements for the Medicare hospital Promoting Interoperability (PI) and Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) programs, including electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting requirements.

Download this primer to learn four highlights in the final rule, what you should do in response, and how these updates will impact the program.

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