The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Propose Removal of IPPS and IPFQR Measures

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule and Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS) Proposed Rule in May. For the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, the proposal is to remove 39 measures over four fiscal years.  35 of the measures proposed for removal are structural, HAI, and claims based measures. The following chart abstracted…

Posted on Jul. 11, 2018 in From Our Perspective

Milestone Monday – Donna Huff – 5 Year Anniversary

Donna Huff, BS, CTR, Quality Control Manager for our Oncology Services Division, celebrated her 5-Year Anniversary with Registry Partners in June, 2018. In response to her milestone achievement, Donna commented “I can’t believe I have worked here for 5 years already! It is said “time flies when you are having fun” so let me add “time flies when you enjoy and find your work interesting.” Donna…

Posted on Jul. 9, 2018 in News & Events

Central Cancer Registry Awards Granted By The National Program of Cancer Registries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR), evaluates state central cancer registry data annually for quality, completeness, and timeliness.  The data submitted are analyzed according to the three following national data standards: National Data Quality Standard Advanced National Data Quality Standard United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) Publication Standard For an explanation of each set of data standards, click here….

Posted on Jul. 6, 2018 in From Our Perspective

National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month

According to the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association (ACPA) website, clefts are among the most common problems found in newborn babies in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that about 7,000 (or about one in 600) babies will be born with a cleft in the U.S. this year. A cleft lip is an opening in the lip, and a cleft palate…

Posted on Jul. 6, 2018 in From Our Perspective