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  • FY 2018 IPPS Final Rule IPFQR Program Changes, APU Determination and Reconsideration Review

    Date: August 30, 2017
    Time(s): 2:00 PM ET

    Description:

    This presentation will discuss changes to the IPFQR Program, as delineated in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule. It will also examine the Annual Payment Update (APU) determination and reconsideration processes, as they pertain to the recent data submission period.

    Speaker(s):

    • Jeffrey A. Buck, PhD
      Senior Advisor for Behavioral Health Program Lead, IPFQR Program Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
    • Evette Robinson, MPH
      Project Lead, IPFQR Program Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Documentation:

  • IPFQR Program: Keys to Successful FY 2018 Reporting — 1 C.E.

    Date: June 20, 2017
    Time(s): 2:00 PM ET

    Description:

    This presentation will provide inpatient psychiatric facilities with a detailed description of:
    Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 IPFQR Program requirements
    Keys to successful data submission
    How to verify data accuracy

    Moderator(s):

    • Louisa Heath, BS
      Project Manager, Hospital Inpatient VIQR Outreach and Education SC

    Speaker(s):

    • Evette Robinson, MPH
      Project Lead, IPFQR Program Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Documentation:

  • Navigating to Success: A Review of the Abstraction Process for the Transition Record Measures

    Date: May 18, 2017
    Time(s): 2:00 PM ET

    Description:

    The purpose of this presentation is to review and provide clarification on how to accurately abstract elements of the transition record measures that continue to present challenges to IPFQR Program participants.

    Moderator(s):

    • Louisa Heath, BS
      Project Manager, IPFQR Program VIQR Outreach and Education SC

    Speaker(s):

    • Evette Robinson, MPH
      Project Lead, IPFQR Program Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Documentation:

    Additional Documentation

  • IPFQR Program: FY 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule

    Date: May 3, 2017
    Time(s): 2:00 PM ET

    Description:

    Note: Proposed Rule comment period ended June 13, 2017

    This presentation will summarize the proposed updates to the IPFQR Program quality measures and the proposed administrative changes, as outlined in the FY 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule.

    Moderator(s):

    • Evette Robinson, MPH
      Project Lead, IPFQR Program Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education

    Speaker(s):

    • Jeffrey A. Buck, PhD
      Senior Advisor for Behavioral Health, Program Lead, IPFQR Program, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    Event Documentation:

  • Potential Measures for the IPFQR Program and the Pre-Rulemaking Process — 1 C.E.

    Date: March 21, 2017
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This presentation will provide participants with an overview of the measure development and review process that occurs prior to rulemaking, as well as, information about the measures that the IPFQR Program is considering for adoption in the future.

    Speakers:
    Michelle Geppi
    Health Insurance Specialist
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    Erin O’Rourke
    Senior Director
    National Quality Forum
    Kyle Campbell, PharmD
    Vice President
    Pharmacy and Quality Measurement
    Health Services Advisory Group
    Evette Robinson, MPH
    Project Lead, IPFQR Program
    Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Documentation:

  • IPFQR Program Manual and Paper Tools Review — 1 C.E.

    Date: February 16, 2017
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This presentation will review content of the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting Program Manual and various optional paper tools that were published in November 2016. The aim is to equip IPFs with the tools needed to meet IPFQR program requirements.

    Speaker:
    Evette Robinson, MPH
    Project Lead
    IPFQR Program Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Resources:

  • IPFQR Program: Collecting and Entering Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Data — 1 C.E.

    Date: January 26, 2017
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This presentation will provide detailed instructions and resources pertaining to completion of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) enrollment, as well as, the Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Personnel (HCP) measure data-submission and verification processes.

    Speakers:
    Elizabeth Kalayil, MPH
    Public Health Analyst
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Parneet Ghuman, MPH
    Public Health Analyst
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Evette Robinson, MPH
    Project Lead
    IPFQR Program
    Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Resources

  • 2016

  • IPFQR Program FY 2019 New Measures Review — 1 C.E.

    Date: November 14, 2016
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This presentation provides an overview of the measure specifications and data reporting requirements for the following newly adopted measures: Alcohol and Other Drug Use Disorder Treatment Provided or Offered at Discharge (SUB-3) measure, its subset the Alcohol and Other Drug Use Disorder Treatment at Discharge (SUB-3a) measure, as well as the 30-Day All-Cause Unplanned Readmission Following Psychiatric Hospitalization in an IPF measure.

    Speaker:
    Evette Robinson, MPH
    Project Lead IPFQR Program
    Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Education and Outreach Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Resources

  • IPFQR Program Public Reporting and Fiscal Year 2017 Data Review — 1 C.E.

    Date: October 13, 2016
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This presentation summarizes the steps needed to access and review the December 2016 Hospital Compare Preview Report and provides an overview of the Fiscal Year 2017 IPFQR Program measure and non-measure results.

    Speaker:
    Evette Robinson, MPH
    Project Lead
    IPFQR Program Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR)
    Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Resources

  • FY 2017 IPPS Final Rule – IPFQR Program Changes, APU Determination and Reconsideration Review

    Date: September 15, 2016
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This presentation will discuss changes to the IPFQR Program, as delineated in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule. It will also examine the Annual Payment Update (APU) determination and reconsideration processes, as they pertain to the recent data submission period.

    Speaker:
    Jeffrey A. Buck, PhD
    Senior Advisor for Behavioral Health
    Program Lead, IPFQR Program
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

    Evette Robinson, MPH
    Project Lead, IPFQR Program
    Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Education and Outreach Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Resources

  • IPFQR Program: Keys to Successful FY 2017 Reporting — 1 C.E.

    Date: July 7, 2016
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This presentation will provide Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities with a detailed description of:

    • Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 IPFQR Program requirements
    • Keys to successful data submission
    • How to verify data accuracy

    Speaker:

    • Evette Robinson, MPH
      Project Lead
      IPFQR Program Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Resources

    Note:The parameter described in the 3rd bullet of slide 36 and the related example in slide 39 of this presentation were included in error and should be disregarded. The HBIPS sample size can exceed that of the SUB/TOB/IMM-2 sample size on the Non-Measure Data/Population Counts data entry page.

  • IPFQR Program 101 and New Measures Review — 1 C.E.

    Date: June 8, 2016
    Time(s): 12 p.m. ET

    This presentation will provide an overview of the IPFQR Program, as well as review various resources pertaining to specifications for the following measures:
    • Transition Record with Specified Elements Received by Discharged Patients
    • Timely Transmission of Transition Record
    • Screening for Metabolic Disorders

    Speaker:

    Evette Robinson, MPH
    Project Lead
    IPFQR Program Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR)
    Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Resources

  • Overview of the 30-Day All-Cause Unplanned Readmission Following Psychiatric Hospitalization in an Inpatient Psychiatric Facility (IPF) Measure — 1 C.E.

    Date: April 18, 2016
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    During this presentation participants will learn about the background of the All-Cause Unplanned Readmission Following Psychiatric Hospitalization in an IPF Measure; the development process for the measure; the final measure specifications; how the measure compares to existing readmission measures; as well as future plans for the IPF Readmission Measure.

    Speaker:

    Kyle Campbell, PharmD
    Vice President, Pharmacy and Quality Measurement
    Health Services Advisory Group, Inc.

    Event Resources

  • NHSN Enrollment and HCP Measure Refresher — 1 C.E.

    Date: February 18, 2016
    Time(s): 2 pm ET

    The first part of the presentation will include an overview of the steps required to complete the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) enrollment process and the reporting requirements for the Influenza Vaccination Among Healthcare Personnel (HCP) measure. During the second part of the presentation, members of the NHSN team and the IPFQR Program Project Lead will answer questions from attendees in a live forum.

    Speaker:
    Elizabeth Kalayil, MPH
    Public Health Analyst
    (CDC)Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Subject Matter Experts:
    Amy Webb, MPH
    Public Health Analyst
    CDC

    Megan C. Lindley, MPH
    Health Scientist
    CDC

    Moderator
    Evette Robinson, MPH
    Project Lead, IPFQR Program
    Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Resources

    *Download the presentation transcript to follow along with the recording.

  • IPF:Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting Program New Measures and Non-Measure Reporting – Part 2 — 1.5 C.E.

    Date: January 21, 2016
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    During this presentation participants will learn about the measures pertaining to transition records, the Screening for Metabolic Disorders measure, and non-measure data reporting requirements.

    Speaker:
    Evette Robinson, MPH
    Project Lead, IPFQR Program
    Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Resources

  • IPF: IPFQR Program Public Reporting and Fiscal Year 2016 Measure Results Review — 1 C.E.

    Date: January 7, 2016
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This presentation summarizes the steps needed to access and review the April 2016 Hospital Compare Preview Report and provides an overview of the Fiscal Year 2016 IPFQR Program measure results.

    Speaker:
    Evette Robinson, MPH
    Project Lead, IPFQR Program
    Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR)
    Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Resources

  • 2015

  • IPFQR New Measures and Non-Measure Reporting-Part 1 — 1 C.E.

    Date: October 29, 2015
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    During this presentation participants will learn about new measures, as well as the non-measure reporting requirements adopted in the FY 2016 IPF PPS Final Rule.

    Speaker:
    Evette Robinson, MPH
    Project Lead
    Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR)
    Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Resources

  • IPFQR FY 2016 IPF PPS Final Rule, APU, and Reporting Period Review — 1 C.E.

    Date: September 17, 2015
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    During this presentation, participants will learn about changes to the IPFQR Program as described in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 IPF Prospective Payment System (PPS) Final Rule, as well as the Annual Payment Update (APU) determination and reconsideration processes as they pertain to the recent data submission period.

    Speakers:

    Jeffrey A. Buck, PhD
    Senior Advisor for Behavioral Health
    Program Lead, IPFQR Program
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

    Evette Robinson, MPH
    Project Lead, IPFQR Program
    Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Education and Outreach Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Resources

  • IPF: Keys to Implementing and Abstracting the Substance Use Measure Set: SUB-1, SUB-2/2a — 1 C.E.

    Date: September 1, 2015
    Time(s): 2 pm ET

    During this presentation participants will learn about the history and significance of the SUB-1, SUB-2/2a measure set, as well as the data reporting requirements and keys to implementing the measure set in their own facility.

    Speaker:
    Eric Goplerud, PhD
    Vice President and Senior Fellow
    NORC at the University of Chicago
    Lauren Broyles, PhD, RN
    Research Health Scientist
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinical, and Translational Science and Nursing
    University of Pittsburgh
    Evette Robinson, MPH
    Project Lead, IPFQR Program
    Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Education and Outreach Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Resources

  • IPF: Keys to Successful FY 2016 Reporting — 1 C.E.

    Date: July 15, 2015
    Time(s): 1:00 PM ET

    Topic: Summarize Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Data Submission Requirements, delineate keys to successful data submissions, and provide guidance on how to ensure data accuracy

    Speaker(s)

    • Evette Robinson, MPH
      Project Lead, Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) Program Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Documentation

  • IPFQR Program Public Reporting and Fiscal Year 2016 Measure Results Review — 1 C.E.

    Date: January 7, 2015
    Time(s): 2 p.m. ET

    This presentation summarizes the steps needed to access and review the April 2016 Hospital Compare Preview Report and provides an overview of the Fiscal Year 2016 IPFQR Program measure results.

    Speaker:
    Evette Robinson, MPH
    Project Lead, IPFQR Program
    Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR)
    Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

    Event Resources