Last month, CMS released its final IPPS rule for FY 2010, which makes few changes to the Reporting Hospital Quality Data for Annual Payment Update (RHQDAPU) initiative. The final rule for FY 2010 adds just four new measures, retires one measure, and harmonizes two measures, for a total of 46 measures required for reporting to receive the FY 2011 full market basket update. This year's update adds fewer measures than in previous years:
Starter Set 10
The four new measures for FY10 (FY11 payment determination) are:
- SCIP Infection 9: Urinary catheter removed on postoperative day 1 (POD1) or postoperative day 2 (POD2)
- SCIP Infection 10: Surgery patients with perioperative temperature management
- Participation in a systematic clinical database registry: Nursing Sensitive Care
- Participation in a systematic clinical database registry: stroke care
The list of quality measures required for FY 2010 and FY 2011 can be found on pages pp. 43872-874 of the CMS proposed rule.