[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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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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The Changing World of Quality in 2017


Happy New Year! The year 2017 will bring about exciting changes for those working in the healthcare space. In this week’s blog, our CEO, Dr. Zahid Butt, sat down to write about the current state of quality in the hospital setting and how he sees quality changing in the coming year. From all of us here at Medisolv, we wish you and yours a blessed and prosperous new year. Enjoy!

We are witnessing profound changes in the healthcare space right now. Every aspect of the healthcare enterprise is in play,

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You Can't Have Just One Slice of Pie

Happy Thanksgiving!

How are you feeling today? A little coma induced from yesterday's excessive eating? Perhaps you are reading this while still in your pajamas? Ah, yes. That is such a good feeling.
I don't know about you, but this holiday is one of my favorites. It's all about getting together with the people you love (or sorta tolerate), talking about the things you are grateful for in this life and eating A LOT of food.
In the spirit of celebration, we thought we would give you one more encore helping of pie; because, who doesn't want more pie? This pie, however, has a Medisolv twist.

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Getting Started with eCQMs [WEBINAR]

By Erin Heilman Posted Nov 11, 2016 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

Have you had a chance to attend one of Medisolv's webinars about eCQM reporting in 2016?

This webinar, appropriately titled eCQMs 101, is all about the basics of Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). We review how an eCQM is calculated and the steps to implement an eCQM in your hospital. You'll also learn how to analyze your results for your best submission to the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting Program.

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5 Hospital IQR Program Requirements in 2017

If you walk into any mall at this time of the year, you’ll see something very curious. Red and green decorations have crept in among the rows of plaid shirts and brown boots. Fake snowflakes are now dotting windowpanes. Did I just hear Jingle Bells over the speakers? Yes, it appears that the end of 2016 is rapidly approaching.

It may be hard to believe, but for hospitals who have already submitted their Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) to CMS for 2016, it’s time to shift your focus to 2017 electronic quality reporting. This week we review the 2017 hospital IQR program requirements to help your hospital prepare. 

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eCQMs Resources Roundup

By Erin Heilman Posted Oct 14, 2016 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

From specification details to QRDA file creation, the location of information about eCQMs can be difficult to find. So Medisolv has pulled together a list of eCQM resources for you to reference. These are the websites our own clinical consultants reference as they prepare our hospitals for eCQM implementation or during their annual specification review. Keep this list handy during submission season for quick reference.

If you have any webpages you reference share them in the comments section below.

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A Visual of the eCQM Improvement Journey [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you find yourself wondering if your eCQM results could be better? Well we’ve got a solution for you! (Said in our best As Seen on TV voice.)

Medisolv has developed a roadmap of the eCQM journey. This infographic will help you to visualize the process your hospital should take to implement and validate your eCQMs year after year. If consistently applied over time, your hospital can expect to see eCQM improvement.

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Preparing for eCQM Submission to the CMS IQR Program

By Erin Heilman Posted Oct 04, 2016 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program
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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.



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.



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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