Dashboard to help hospitals monitor their APU status
January 8, 2009
A new tool to help hospitals monitor their participation in the Reporting Hospital Quality Data for Annual Payment Update (RHQDAPU) program has been released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Available on My QualityNet, the APU Dashboard provides senior management with an “at-a-glance” summary of their facility’s status on various elements of the RHQDAPU program. The dynamic reporting device provides the user with current data related to the following APU Program requirements:
- filing a RHQDAPU Notice of participation
- identifying (registering) a QualityNet Security Administrator
- sbmitting ICD Population and Sample Size data
- submitting complete data for required care measures to the QIO Clinical Warehouse
- submitting Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data
- submitting the required validation medical record sample
- validation results
The dashboard provides users with both summary and detailed data regarding these program elements, as well as the ability to generate QualityNet reports. (However, as a monitoring tool only, the dashboard will not indicate whether a facility will receive its full Annual Payment Update.)
Due to the robust nature of the reporting tool, users may experience a momentary delay while dashboard information is updated and displayed, depending on the number of simultaneous requests. A delay exceeding four minutes should be reported to the QualityNet Help Desk.
For more information about the APU Dashboard, see the online training.