39th Annual NAPIPM Educational Conference
August 5 - 8, 2019
Sheraton Memphis Downtown | Memphis, TN

2019 MEQC Update
Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Breakout
This presentation will provide an update on the ongoing implementation of the final MEQC regulations that were issued on July 5, 2017. It is a follow-up to last year's presentation at NAPIPM which discussed the basic requirements of the regulation and the Phase 1 sub-regulatory guidance that was about to be released by CMS.

The presentation this year will discuss MEQC proposals that the 17 Cycle 1 states submitted in the fall of 2018, the progress being made on the Cycle 1 MEQC pilots to date, and the preparations being made to assist the Cycle 2 states in developing the next round of MEQC pilots which are due to CMS no later than 11/1/19.

The presentation will also discuss the Phase 2 guidance which is under review at CMS and which we hope to issue shortly. The Phase 2 guidance covers the specifications of the case level reports and the corrective action plans (CAPs) which states are required to submit by August 1 of the year after the sampling for the MEQC pilots is completed. In the case of the cycle 1 states, the due date would be Aug. 1, 2020. I will discuss the baseline requirements of the reports, along with the technical and policy issues we have encountered in developing them.

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