CMS Issues iQIES Log to Assist Providers

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released an Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES) issues log to assist providers and other stakeholders in knowing what processing issues exist and the status of resolution. CMS agreed to develop the log at the request of stakeholders when providers began experiencing multiple problems with OASIS submission […]

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Open Door Forum Summary: Updates on iQIES Transition Update and Home Health & Hospice

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, & DME Open Door Forum (ODF) on January 8, 2020.  A summary is provided below, beginning with home health and followed by hospice. HOME HEALTH iQIES Transition CMS indicated in the ODF that it is aware of several issues with the iQIES […]

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Avoid Payment Delays, Register for iQIES Now!

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Why register in the upgraded internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES) by December 23? Claims that cannot be matched to assessments will be returned to you, preventing Medicare payment. ( See NAHC Report https://report.nahc.org/action-needed-register-for-an-iqies-account/ ; https://report.nahc.org/reminder-time-is-running-out-to-access-iqies/ ) Beginning January 1, 2020, you must use iQIES to submit patient assessments and view associated reports. You […]

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REMINDER: Time is Running Out to Access iQIES

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Home health agencies (HHAs) are reminded to obtain access to the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES) by December 23. Failure to so will prevent submission of Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data, impacting the agency’s ability to comply with quality reporting requirements and the need for claims matching after January 1, 2020. Claims […]

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CMS Issues Urgent Request for Home Health Agencies to Register in Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a special edition MLN Matters® article to remind home health agencies (HHAs) on the necessity to onboard to the Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES) by establishing a Healthcare Quality Information System Access, Roles, and Profile System (HARP) account and selecting an iQIES role. […]

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Home Health Quality Reporting Update: HH QRP User’s Manual and iQIES Registration

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the first version of the of the HH QRP Measures Calculations and Reporting User’s Manual. This manual presents the methods used to calculate the quality measures (QMs) that are included in the HH QRP and reported on the Home Health Compare website.   It comprises detailed […]

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Post-Acute Care Quality Reporting Programs: iQIES Update

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Preview Reports and Star Rating Preview Reports for the October 2023 Refresh For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) will be based on the standard number of quarters. The HH QRP claims-based measures, with the exception of PPR, have been updated for this refresh and are now based on the […]

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Post-Acute Care Quality Reporting Programs: iQIES Update

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Preview Reports and Star Rating Preview Reports for the October 2023 Refresh For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) will be based on the standard number of quarters. The HH QRP claims-based measures, with the exception of PPR, have been updated for this refresh and are now based on the […]

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