Erin Heilman

Erin Heilman is the Marketing Director for Medisolv, Inc.
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How much could you lose from these Quality Reporting programs? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What is an acceptable level of lost Medicare revenue for your hospital? Well, obviously no revenue loss would be the best course of action. But it's not as simple as that when it comes down to it. You see, the tradeoff for ensuring your hospital isn't dinged with any penalties from Medicare is investing time, resources and money into a comprehensive Quality program. Sure, sounds great. That is, until you dive into what it means to actually invest in that solution.

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Questions for our Quality Expert Panel

Do you have questions about Quality reporting? Well you're not alone. In a recent webinar, Medisolv brought together a panel of Quality experts to answer questions from the audience. Participants submitted all types of questions: big, small, specific, broad, procedural, technical, elementary and advanced.

We've pulled some of the best questions from the webinar. Let's take a look at the answers to these questions. You might just learn something you didn't already know!

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2018 MIPS Mind Game [Quiz]

Play the 2018 MIPS Mind Game!

How much do you know about the MIPS Program? Do you think you could achieve a passing grade on a 19-point quiz? Test your knowledge on the 2018 MIPS requirements by answering detailed questions about eligibility, payments, exemptions and dates.

Caution: This test isn't for wimps.  

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The Difference Between MIPS 2017 vs MIPS 2018

The beginning of the year can be a tricky period for those responsible for overseeing the smooth execution of their Quality program. At this point in the year you may not yet have submitted your files to successfully meet your 2017 MIPS requirements, but the new year has started, and with it, the need to start monitoring and capturing your results for your 2018 MIPS reporting year.

During this time we thought it would be helpful to clearly lay out the differences in the MIPS program between 2017 and 2018. This way, while you are preparing to submit your required MIPS files (MARCH 31 DEADLINE), you can keep in mind the measures you should be tracking and monitoring in 2018.

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What is the Hybrid Readmission Measure?

By Erin Heilman Posted Jan 12, 2018 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

When I set out to write this blog about the new CMS Hybrid Readmission measure, I did what I typically do – go to our in-house experts on our Client Services team and ask them to first explain it to me in layman’s terms. After one particular session, I received a follow up email that said, “Erin, I think we should title this blog ‘CMS pursues a May-December romance.’” 

Um, say what now?

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EHR Evolutionary Scale

Has your organization evolved?

More specifically, has your organization's use of its EHR evolved? In the primal beginning of EHR use, it was generally a way for hospitals to capture transactions. Over the years, the true power of the EHR has evolved to be a much more sophisticated system, by which hospitals can catapult themselves into the Modern Age. 

So where do you fall along this EHR Evolutionary Scale? Have you advanced enough to use your EHR to help measure the quality of care at your organization? Or are you stuck in the Stone Age, as the upright ape, merely using the EHR to deliver clinical data to providers?

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Our Most Popular Content of 2017

The year 2017 brought about many changes in the health care space. Remember how you thought you would be reporting eight eCQMs for the entire year? 

We’ve taken a look back at all of our content throughout the year and surfaced our most popular pieces of 2017.

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Merry Medisolving: Featuring Rodney Welch

 


Featuring: Rodney Welch from Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital

 

Name: Rodney Welch
Job Title: Director of Quality and Accreditation
Hospital: Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital
Would you rather be one of Santa’s elves or one of his reindeer: Elves, because it’s warmer in the workshop

The Rothman Institute started 30 years ago and has grown to include over 130 specialty orthopaedic doctors. There are locations all throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but for this Merry Medisolving story we head to Bensalem, PA. A town just outside of Philadelphia. This specialty hospital is known for excellent patient outcomes. But capturing and reporting on those excellent outcomes wasn’t always easy for them.

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Merry Medisolving: Featuring Leigh Shipper & Sherry Stacks

 


Featuring: Leigh Shipper & Sherry Stacks from Beaufort Memorial Hospital

Name: Leigh Shipper
Job Title: Clinical Informatics Manager
Favorite Holiday Cookie: Pecan Bars
If she could be a reindeer, she’d choose:  Rudolph to light the way.


Name: Sherry Stacks, RN
Job Title: Core Measure Coordinator
Favorite Holiday Cookie: Sugar Cookies
If she could be a reindeer, she’d choose: Rudolph because he is proud to be different and not afraid to take the lead when needed.

Hospital: Beaufort Memorial Hospital

Would you say your Quality team loves your IT team or vice versa? Ok, maybe not love, but how about like? Do they get along? Or perhaps your Quality and IT teams generally have very little interaction. This week we take you to a hospital whose Quality and IT teams have invested in the communication between the two teams allowing them to achieve significantly high eCQM performance.

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Merry Medisolving: Featuring Melissa Folse

 


Featuring: Melissa Folse from Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

Name: Melissa Folse, RN
Job Title: Quality Review Clinician
Hospital: Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
Favorite Holiday Cookie: Praline
If she could be a reindeer, she’d choose: Dancer

Ever have someone call you "Sha bae bae?" Or maybe they've said to you, “Would you like another cup of coffee, Mae Sha?” No? Well, me either. That is, until I headed way down south into Louisiana to learn some of the Cajun way. Here I found a hospital so dedicated to its employees and community, that it's not uncommon to find employees with tenures longer than 20 years.

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Cost Accounting eCourse

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