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General

For the Week of September 15, 2014

Question:

How much of an increase can hospitals that participate in the Medicare quality reporting program receive?

Answer:

In fiscal year 2015, which begins on October 1, 2014, general acute-care hospitals will see a 1.4 percent rate increase if they successfully participate in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and are meaningful electronic health record (EHR) users. Hospitals that do not successfully participate in the Hospital IQR Program and do not submit the required quality data electronically will be subject to a one-fourth reduction of the market basket update (previously these hospitals received a 2 percentage point reduction).

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