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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Whipping Up a New Recipe for MIPS Success

Happy Thanksgiving!

So, how did your Thanksgiving go? Are you burnt out on cooking and cleaning? Are you waiving the white flag and taking a day of rest? Ah, yes. I get it. Hours of endless preparation for just one meal. Hmm ... that's sounds a bit like the Quality Payment Program doesn't it? 
 
Well, in light of the holiday, we have put together an infographic to help you prepare for next year. We've whipped up a few "recipes" that will help you prepare for MIPS reporting in 2018. 
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Catch Up On Your Quality Reporting Education

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

Over the course of this year, Medisolv has provided you with many opportunities to further your education on quality reporting to CMS and The Joint Commission especially as it applies to submitting eCQMs. As we head into submission season, it's a good time to review these webinars and confirm you are ready to submit your eCQMs.

We've gathered materials that review the eCQM requirements for the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program and The Joint Commission's ORYX® initiative for quality improvement. Choose from guides, an academy course and a webinar. If you haven't had a chance to explore our resources to date, take some time before the submission season is fully upon us.

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A Beginner's Guide to MIPS Year Two: 2018

The new year is creeping up on us, which can only mean one thing. No, I'm not talking about a fresh start with new resolutions or even the holiday spirit. It means CMS dropped the final rule for the Quality Payment Program. Did you just get chills? Me too, and I can assure you that it's not from the colder weather. You're now panicking that this MIPS program is quickly heading into year two and you're still sorting out how you'll manage year one. 

Well, grab a cozy blanket because we've got a good read. In this blog we cover the MIPS Year Two requirements.

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[E-BOOK] A Beginner's Guide to MIPS Year 2

With the MIPS final rule in place, providers nationwide are trying to understand the changes for the year to come. MIPS offers unprecedented opportunities to substantially increase payments for exceptional performance.

Medisolv has the tools you need now to prepare. This FREE 31-page eBook is a beginner’s guide to the MIPS program Year 2. You'll learn about the basics of the Quality Payment Program under MIPS in 2018.

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MIPS Year Two: 13 Things to Know [SLIDESHOW]

As October closed, CMS announced a new initiative called the "Patients Over Paperwork" initiative. The goal is to reduce the regulatory reporting burden put on clinicians. CMS wants to continue their transition to paying for value and quality, but redefine what it means to pay for value and quality. Their new initiative “aims to focus on outcome-based measures going forward, as opposed to trying to micromanage processes.”

In the same week, CMS dropped the Quality Payment Program (QPP) final rule for year two. This new initiative is reflected in the changes found within the 1,653-page final rule. Based on the new requirements, it's clear that CMS is attempting to ease the transition into QPP for all clinicians and provide relief to small practices.

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[E-BOOK] The Eight Requirements for the Hospital IQR Program in 2018

By Erin Heilman Posted Oct 30, 2017 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

While some hospitals have the IQR program down to a science, there are still many hospitals out there that scramble each year. In my hospital, who is responsible for what? What are the dates to complete each part of the program?

The best way to succeed is to begin with a plan. To make it easier for you, we've laid out the eight requirements you'll need to successfully complete the IQR program in this FREE 23-page eBook.

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8 Hospital IQR Program Requirements for 2018

By Brian Hill Posted Oct 27, 2017 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

I’m a planner. Anyone who knows me might laugh at the mildness of this statement. If I don’t  have my bags packed a week in advance of any traveling I do, check my temperature.

So when it comes to planning ahead for my clients, I am always sure to have my ducks in a row. And speaking of planning, in my book, it’s never too early to begin thinking about next year. Specifically, how to prepare to meet the 2018 Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program requirements.

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Want to Be Better at Your Job? Take a Break

By Erin Heilman Posted Oct 20, 2017 in Quality Reporting, Academy

You need a break. You’ve been staring at your screen too long. There are 50 other things you need to be doing right now instead of reading this and that’s just at work. After you’re done here, you’ve got plans for your weekend, activities that need to be completed, yard work that needs done and oh don’t forget to stop at the grocery store on your way home.

Before you go and do all of those things, you overachiever you, it’s important that you allow yourself a mental break. I’m sure this won’t surprise you, but many studies out there today point to the importance of giving your brain a break in order to better allow your brain to make the mental connections necessary to work efficiently at your job.

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