Let's draw attention to a special chapter proposing to radically simplify Medicare's inpatient hospital metrics.
Four programs would be rolled into one. Unlike MIPS - the physician metric "simplification" that mostly just wrapped a lot of tape around the diverse existing programs - this inpatient program rolls up existing measures, rewards, and penalties, but also proposes a great deal of simplification as well.
Go straight to the inpatient measures chapter here. I think this will have a lot of influence because it's so well aligned with what CMS/HHS wants to do anyway. Recall that CMS spent last April's inpatient rulemaking in throwing overboard a lot of measures and creating few if any new ones.
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