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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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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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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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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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A Note From Our CEO: Health care Quality in 2018

Another year is coming to a close. It seems that every year at this time, I think that we are headed into a pivotal year for the health care quality industry. And indeed, we are. Each year brings new disruptions and challenges to the space. But it’s not all doom and gloom. While uncertainty remains around regulatory reporting to CMS, there are some consistent themes I can point to that have remained true for many years. For instance, the focus on the quality of patient care is certainly not new, but the way in which we measure that quality is what continues to change.

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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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