The new Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Programs’ Maternal Morbidity Structural Measure starts data collection on October 1, 2021.
In the FY 2022 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule released in August 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the inclusion of the new Maternal Morbidity Structural Measure in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program in the hopes of addressing the continuing maternal health crisis and bolster quality of care during and after labor and delivery.
This new measure will:
- Determine the number of hospitals currently participating in a structured State or national Perinatal QI Collaborative (PQC)
- Determine whether hospitals are implementing the safety practices or bundles included as part of these QI initiatives