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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2018 MIPS Mind Game [Quiz]

Play the 2018 MIPS Mind Game!

How much do you know about the MIPS Program? Do you think you could achieve a passing grade on a 19-point quiz? Test your knowledge on the 2018 MIPS requirements by answering detailed questions about eligibility, payments, exemptions and dates.

Caution: This test isn't for wimps.  

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The Difference Between MIPS 2017 vs MIPS 2018

The beginning of the year can be a tricky period for those responsible for overseeing the smooth execution of their Quality program. At this point in the year you may not yet have submitted your files to successfully meet your 2017 MIPS requirements, but the new year has started, and with it, the need to start monitoring and capturing your results for your 2018 MIPS reporting year.

During this time we thought it would be helpful to clearly lay out the differences in the MIPS program between 2017 and 2018. This way, while you are preparing to submit your required MIPS files (MARCH 31 DEADLINE), you can keep in mind the measures you should be tracking and monitoring in 2018.

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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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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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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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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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