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CHA Releases DataSuite Report Featuring Medicare Quality Programs Overview

CHA DataSuite has released hospital-specific reports providing a one-page historical summary of hospital quality performance and impacts for each of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services three Medicare inpatient quality programs — Value-Based Purchasing, Readmissions Reduction and Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction — from federal fiscal years 2017-19. 

CMS Issues New Guidance on Immediate Jeopardy

New guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revises the guidelines to determine immediate jeopardy. The changes to Appendix Q of the State Operations Manual — referred to as Core Appendix Q — apply to all providers and suppliers, and include subparts that focus on concerns in nursing homes and clinical laboratories.