It's Coming for Us All: Sepsis

By Erin Heilman Posted Apr 20, 2018 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

What is this a picture of?

Is it:

  1. A map of the New York subway system
  2. Death Star blueprint plans
  3. A graphic interpretation of a black widow spider web
  4. Healthcare's attempt to improve patient care
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Download the 2018 Quality Reporting Bundle

By Erin Heilman Posted Apr 13, 2018 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

Successfully reporting your eCQM and chart-abstracted measure data to CMS and The Joint Commission is a process that requires some time and preparation. But how can you prepare without the proper information? Do you know what to search for? Is the information that you found correct and accurate for this submission year?

Set your worries aside. We know that you have more important things to do than dig through a handful of confusing CMS and Joint Commission documents—that’s why we did it for you! Yup, true story. We gathered all of the important documents, standardized and simplified them and put everything in our 2018 Quality Reporting Bundle.

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eCQM Submissions: Rejections and Mismatches 101

Did your hospital have eCQM submission rejections or mismatches in 2017? Don’t fret. There’s a solution.

But wait. What does it even mean if you have rejections or mismatches? Let’s break it down. A patient’s QRDA file (Quality Reporting Document Architecture) gets rejected when the agency—CMS or The Joint Commission—finds an error, either a technical issue like an incorrect file format or a clinical data issue, and the error prevents them from accepting the file into their system. 

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2017 MIPS Submission Results

The final school bell is ringing—it’s MIPS submission time! The deadline for Eligible Clinicians to submit their 2017 MIPS reporting files to CMS has been extended to Tuesday, April 3. Providers, are you ready? All that hard work is about to pay off (so, is it dinner on you?).

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Patient Safety: A Look Back at Health IT Evolvement

By Erin Heilman Posted Mar 23, 2018 in Quality Reporting, Academy

What is your hospital doing to develop and improve patient safety? Not sure where to begin? ECRI Institute recently released their list of the top 10 patient safety concerns for 2018, and we've pulled together a little chart that shows these top 10 issues.

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The Results are In: Key Takeaways from 2017 eCQM Reporting

Today marks the last day to submit your eCQM files to the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program. How did you do? Did you breeze through year two of the eCQM requirement or was it a struggle for your hospital? 

And while The Joint Commission is giving hospitals a bit more time for eCQM submission, the summer deadline is quickly approaching. Have you crossed this submission off of your 2018 to-do list yet? 

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[PART 4] Understanding MIPS 2018: Improvement Activities

We are finishing up our four-part MIPS series in which we dig deep into each reporting category of MIPS. We offer tips to succeed and explore ways to identify the nuances of each category.

In this final part of our series, we explore the Improvement Activities category of MIPS, which is the only category that did not replace a former CMS program. The other MIPS categories all replaced former CMS reporting programs. 

Of all the MIPS category requirements for 2018 submission, the Improvement Activities category might be the simplest to understand.

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[PART 3] Understanding MIPS 2018: Advancing Care Information

In part three of our four-part series on MIPS 2018, we are going to review the Advancing Care Information category of MIPS. If you missed either of our previous posts, you can find them below. In part one, we reviewed the Quality Payment Program and the general MIPS requirements. This was followed by a close look at the Cost and Quality category requirements last week.

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[PART 2] Understanding MIPS 2018: Cost and Quality

Welcome to part two of our four-part series on the MIPS 2018 program. In last week’s post, we covered the basics of the Quality Payment Program. We reviewed where it came from and the major components of the program. We dove a little deeper by reviewing who is eligible for the MIPS program, how the scoring works and your options for reporting. If you missed any of that, you can catch up by reading [PART 1] Understanding MIPS 2018.

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[PART 1] Understanding MIPS 2018

By Denise Scott Posted Feb 16, 2018 in MACRA/MIPS Program

In this first post of our four-part series on MIPS 2018, we begin with an understanding of the basic structure of the MIPS program. We review where it came from and the general things you need to know about how the program works.

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