CMS THA/TKA Payment Measure Dry Run
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting a confidential hospital reporting period (dry run) for a new claims-based measure from August 24 – September 22, 2015. CMS added the measure to the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 and subsequent years (see FY 2016 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule). CMS plans to publicly report hospitals’ results on Hospital Compare starting July 2016. Full details.