Erin Heilman

Erin Heilman is the Marketing Manager for Medisolv, Inc.
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eCQM Reporting Checklist [FREE DOWNLOAD]

By Erin Heilman Posted Mar 17, 2017 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

The submission window for 2016 eCQM reporting to the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program has officially closed. And now it's time to shift your focus to 2017 eCQM reporting. Yes, it's hard to believe it, but in two weeks it will be time to submit your Q1 eCQMs.

So to help you get started, Medisolv has created a 2017 eCQM Reporting Checklist for you to download.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Medicare Payment at Risk

How much will your hospital or clinicians lose in Medicare reimbursements if you don't report this year? Take a look at the Medicare penalties below.

Check out this infographic that shows exactly how much revenue is at risk for your hospital or clinicians. Then sign up for the webinar to learn how to avoid the pain.

THIS COULD REALLY HURT! BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO...

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[SNEAK PEAK] Medisolv makes an exciting announcement at HIMSS 2017

By Erin Heilman Posted Feb 24, 2017 in Quality Reporting, Academy

This week, at the always tremendous HIMSS conference, over 40,000 Healthcare IT professionals came together for a week of learning. Over a series of five days, top-notch speakers spoke about the future of Healthcare IT while vendors, like Medisolv, offered solutions to help hospitals and physicians with their technology needs.


Medisolv was one vendor participant among an incredible sea of booth displays. Check out our booth display in this picture. All week, Medisolv employees got to chat with people from different parts of the country about their experience with Quality in their hospitals.

Dr. Zahid Butt, Medisolv CEO, ended the week with an exciting announcement about two new products that Medisolv is releasing in 2017. As a blog reader, you get an advanced look at these two new products.

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MACRA Mind Game [Quiz]

Play the MACRA Mind Game!

So you've participated in our eCQMs 101 Quiz, huh? Well get ready for a new challenge. We've adapted this quiz to the new MACRA Quality Payment Program and it's even harder! Test your knowledge on MACRA by answering detailed questions about eligibility, payments, exemptions and dates.

Take this quiz to see how much you really know about the MACRA Quality Payment Program.

Caution: This test isn't for wimps.  

Take the QUIZ!

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VCU Health Overcomes Interoperability Challenges On Way to eCQM Success

Like most providers, the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCUHS) in Richmond, Virginia experienced a lot of pressure and uncertainty in preparing for its first mandatory Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) submissions. Unlike most, VCUHS also felt frustration due to two previous unsuccessful attempts at eCQM implementations.

VCUHS was an early adopter of electronic health records and first attempted eCQM implementation in 2012 with help from its quality reporting vendor, using the vendor’s reporting software. In that project, the health system and vendor together were unable to extract the data necessary for eCQMs from VCUHS’ systems. In an attempt to solve that problem, VCUHS contracted with its EHR provider. While strides were made in data abstraction, this effort was not a full success...

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[Podcast] 2017 eCQM Reporting: A Plan for Hospital Success

By Erin Heilman Posted Jan 27, 2017 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

This week we release the very first episode of our new podcast called Quality Matters, a show for healthcare professionals working to improve the quality of care in a hospital setting.

It’s the beginning of 2017 and it’s time to put into action all of that great planning you did in 2016. What’s that? You say you’re behind? Well you’re not alone! Not to worry, in this week’s podcast Kristen Beatson, Director of Electronic Measures at Medisolv talks to us about what has changed for eCQM reporting in 2017.

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Prepare Yourself: 12 Tips for HIMSS17

By Erin Heilman Posted Jan 23, 2017

Every year, thousands of healthcare professionals descend upon one city for the biggest Healthcare IT conference of its kind. Over the years the number of attendees has grown. For 2017, HIMSS anticipates 45,000 conference attendees and 1,200 exhibitors.

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The Pillars of the MIPS Quality Payment Program [INFOGRAPHIC]

Once upon a time, there lived a great and powerful ruling empire. They were called the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or as the common folks called them, CMS.

CMS was a beneficent ruler, always looking out for the elderly or poor. But in order to properly care for the elderly they instructed all of their clinicians throughout the kingdom to report on the way they cared for the elderly through the magical power of quality reporting data.

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2017 eCQMs 101 Quiz

By Erin Heilman Posted Jan 13, 2017 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

Can you pass the NEW 2017 eCQMs 101 Quiz?

So you've finally passed our 2016 eCQMs 101 quiz huh? Well get ready for a new challenge. We've updated our quiz for 2017 and this year it's even harder! That's because we've included questions about both the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and The Joint Commission ORYX Accreditation programs.

Take this quiz to see how much you really know about the eCQM requirements for the 2017 CMS IQR and TJC ORYX Accreditation programs.

Caution: This test isn't for wimps.  

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The Ultimate Quality Reporting Package [DOWNLOAD]

By Erin Heilman Posted Jan 06, 2017 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

CMS and The Joint Commission have been saying for a while that they are aligning the two programs to make it easier for hospitals to report their eCQM and chart-abstracted measure data to both organizations. So why is it so hard to find the information that you need for both programs in a consistent manner?

We understand. That’s why Medisolv put together our Ultimate Quality Reporting Package. We scoured through multiple CMS and Joint Commission documents to standardize and simplify the requirements for you.

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Medisolv Academy Courses

eCQMs 101 eCourse

Get started with electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) with this 101 course covering the basics of understanding eCQMs.

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Understanding MIPS eCourse

In this course you’ll learn the basics of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and the specifics of what’s required for successful completion of MIPS.

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Cost Accounting eCourse

This basic course will explain to you how to get cost accounting system set up quickly in your hospital.

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