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      2024 APP Reporting Requirements for ACOs

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      AI in Healthcare: A Lot of Talk, Not Much Action…Yet

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      How to Prioritize Your Quality Reporting Requirements in 2024

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      Medisolv Announces 2024 Available Measures

      Columbia, MD, (February 28, 2024) — Medisolv, Inc., a leader in quality management software, is pleased to announce the complete list of measures available within ENCOR, its suite of quality... 
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      The 2024 MVP Reporting Bundle

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      What’s Next for Hospital-Level PRO-PMs?

      In 2025, CMS will require hospitals to submit the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program’s first-ever Patient-Reported Outcomes Performance Measure (PRO-PM): the Hospital-Level Total Hip... 
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      2024 Promoting Interoperability Requirements

      The Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program originally was known as the Meaningful Use program and began in 2009. The program was initiated to get hospitals up and running with their Electronic... 
      2024 Promoting Interoperability (PI) Requirements

      [E-BOOK] 2024 QPP Overview

      Whether you are responsible for one group of clinicians or many groups (like an ACO), the key to Quality Payment Program (QPP) reporting success will be understanding your reporting requirements. 
      2024 QPP Overview e-Book

      How does the IQR Penalty Work?

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      How to Implement the Inpatient ExRad eCQM

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      Trends in Healthcare Quality and Safety to Watch in 2024

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      2024 Quality Reporting Deadlines Calendar

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      Merry Medisolving: How to Boost Your Sepsis Bundle Compliance

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      Medisolv Approved as a CMS Qualified Clinical Data Registry for 2024

      Columbia, MD, December 21, 2023 — Medisolv, Inc., a national leader in healthcare quality data management software, is pleased to announce that the Medisolv Clinical Registry has received approval... 
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      Merry Medisolving: How to Make Healthcare Quality Improvement a Cultural Habit

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      Merry Medisolving: How to Make Big Strides in Your Sepsis Performance

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      2022 National eCQM Results: A Review of the October 2023 Care Compare Refresh

      CMS recently released the latest Care Compare refresh and for the second time they included hospital eCQM performance. The eCQM results are only in the downloadable data set, not published on the... 
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      Changes to the Quality Payment Program under the 2024 PFS Final Rule

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      2024 CMS vs. TJC Measure List Comparison

      Generally, The Joint Commission (TJC) tries to align their measure lists with the CMS programs, but over the course of the last few years things have diverged. 
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      2024 Joint Commission ORYX Requirements

      Following in the footsteps of the 2024 IQR requirements, The Joint Commission (TJC) has just released its 2024 ORYX®quality reporting initiative requirements. TJC did make some notable changes to the... 
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      [Download] MVP Selection Worksheet: A Guide to Choosing Which MVP to Report

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      Medisolv Launches New Module to Address Hospitals' PRO-PM Requirements

      Columbia, MD, October 3, 2023 — Medisolv announced the launch of a new PRO-PM Module within their ENCOR for Abstracted Hospital Measures solution. This module will help hospitals meet new regulatory... 
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      5 Podcasts For Healthcare Leaders

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      [E-BOOK] 2024 Hospital IQR Program Requirements

      Each year the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program makes changes; sometimes slight and sometimes more drastic. In 2024 CMS is ramping up eCQM requirements, increasing performance visibility,... 
      2024 IQR Program Requirements e-Book

      Healthcare Quality Acronym Reference Guide

      Quality leaders are responsible for managing and submitting to the IQR, OQR, IPFQR programs and maybe even the QPP and choosing either the MIPS, MVP, or APP framework. 
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      2024 Hospital IQR Requirements

      It’s time for quality teams like yours to start studying up on the 2024 Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program requirements. 
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      A Quick Guide to the THA/TKA PRO-PM Measure

      The new Hospital-Level Total Hip Arthroplasty/Total Knee Arthroplasty Patient-Reported Outcome-Based Performance Measure (THA/TKA PRO-PM) is more than just a mouthful. (Try saying it three times... 

      How to Implement the Hospital Harm Opioid-Related Adverse Events eCQM

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      2024 IPPS Final Rule: What Your Hospital Needs to Know

      They say everything happens in threes—and that is certainly true for the 2024 IPPS Final Rule that CMS has just released. Across the board, this year’s noteworthy changes are happening in clusters of... 
      2024 IPPS Final Rule

      2023 Star Ratings Calculation

      CMS released the 2023 star rating for nearly all U.S. hospitals. The hospital star rating system began nearly a decade ago and is updated at least once annually. 
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      2024 PFS Proposed Rule: QPP, APP, MVP Oh My

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      What is a Medicare CQM?

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      4 Lessons Learned from Hybrid Measure Submissions

      The Hybrid measures are now in their 5th year – yes 5th. The first pilot submission of hybrid data was completed in 2018. Medisolv submitted 69 of the 150 submissions nationwide. 

      Top Tips: Succeeding with Sepsis (SEP-1)

      Speaking with abstractors about sepsis will bring about a multitude of reactions. Eye-rolling, words of disgust, and even complete dismissal of the topic. 
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      What is Data Completeness in MIPS?

      CMS is sunsetting the CMS Web Interface reporting option for MSSP ACOs effective January 1, 2025. For an ACO staring at dozens of practices across multiple EMRs it can lead them to ask, "do I really... 

      The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Healthcare Quality Leaders

      What are the hallmarks of a highly effective healthcare quality leader? At Medisolv, one of the things we’re most proud of is that our clients continue to outperform the national average on nearly... 

      MSSP ACO QPP 2023 Requirements

      The Quality Payment Program (QPP) has allowed large organizations to use the CMS Web Interface reporting method to complete MIPS requirements since the program launched in 2017. This gave these... 

      What is the CMS Health Equity Adjustment Bonus?

      When CMS proposed adding a Health Equity Adjustment (HEA) bonus to its Hospital Value Based Purchasing (HVBP) Program, it was a nice palette cleanser to some other recommendations that it released as... 
      CMS Health Equity Adjustment Bonus

      2023 Quality Reporting Bundle

      Each year, Medisolv releases our annual Quality Reporting Bundle which contains the requirements, measure lists and deadlines for submission to the CMS IQR and TJC ORYX® quality initiative programs. 
      2023 Quality Reporting Bundle

      How to Prepare for CMS’s New Sepsis Requirements

      Everyone’s favorite core measure, the Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Management Bundle (SEP-1), has been added to CMS’s Hospital Value Based Purchasing (HVBP) Program in FY 2026. 
      CMS Sepsis Measures

      How to Prevent Nurse Burnout – Quality Improvement Tips

      You probably don’t need to see the data to know that preventing nurse burnout is a four-alarm priority for our nation’s healthcare system. 

      Medisolv Receives Strategic Investment from BVP Forge

      Columbia, MD (May 22, 2023) – Medisolv Inc., a leader in healthcare quality data measurement and reporting solutions, announced today that BVP Forge, has completed a strategic investment in the... 
      Medisolv Receives Strategic Investment from BVP Forge

      Quality Advice: Tips for Your Hospital SDOH Screening Process

      If you’ve been putting off the start of your hospital social determinants of health (SDOH) screening process, we understand. Building any new process, especially one as delicate and important as your... 
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      How to Measure Health Equity: A Guide for Hospitals

      How to measure health equity: it’s the billion-piece puzzle that every healthcare leader is trying to solve right now. But the solution to measuring health equity is anything but obvious. 
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      [Slideshow] Proposed Major Changes from the 2024 IPPS Proposed Rule

      CMS released the 2024 IPPS proposed rule. In it they continued to emphasize health equity and provided clear indication that they are moving full throttle with eCQMs. You can see this reflected in... 
      2024 IPPS Proposed Rule

      eCQM Benchmark Report & Top Performing Hospitals

      eCQM Benchmark Report & Top Performing Hospital List Medisolv is releasing to the public the top eCQM performers of 2022 along with an exclusive inpatient eCQM benchmark report revealing benchmarks... 
      eCQM Benchmark Report

      Common Pitfalls of PC eCQMs

      Maternal health is a top priority for CMS. So much so, that they are requiring the submission of both abstracted and now electronic Perinatal Care (PC) measures for all hospitals eligible to report... 
      Common Pitfalls of PC eCQMs

      How to Build Your SDOH Screening Process

      If you’re ready to build your hospital’s SDOH screening process—but you’re not sure where to start—you’ve come to the right place. 

      MIPS MVPs: The 2023 Guide to Reporting

      The MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) reporting program was started as a way to streamline the reporting requirements for clinicians and provide the public visibility into clinician... 
      MIPS MVPs 2023 Reporting Guide

      CMS Reveals Their Universal Foundation for Quality Measures

      Quality measures came together over the last several decades in a haphazard way. There wasn’t exactly an overarching strategic measure development process across all programs. Instead, measures were... 

      CMS vs TJC Health Equity Requirements

      How to Juggle Your Hospital’s Health Equity Requirements Save time and headaches on your CMS health equity + SDOH measures, as well as The Joint Commission health equity standard, with these 6 tips. 

      2023 Promoting Interoperability Requirements

      The Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program originally was known as the Meaningful Use program and began in 2009. The program was initiated to get hospitals up and running with their Electronic... 
      Promoting Interoperability Requirements

      A Guide to The Joint Commission’s New Health Equity Requirements

      TJC’s new health equity standard LD.04.03.08 is surprisingly flexible. Here’s everything you need to get started without breaking a sweat. 

      Hospital eCQM Results Are In: A Review of the January 2023 Care Compare Refresh

      CMS recently released the latest Care Compare refresh and for the very first time hospital eCQM performance is publicized! But don't get too excited (or maybe do depending on your position), eCQM... 
      A Review of the January 2023 Care Compare Refresh

      2023 QPP Requirements

      The Quality Payment Program has undergone some major changes over the last several years and CMS has signaled that they intend to further modify the program in the years to come. It's hard to keep... 

      Medisolv CEO Dr. Zahid Butt Wins HIMSS 2023 Changemaker in Health Policy Influencer Category Award

      Columbia, MD, January 27, 2023 — Medisolv is pleased to announce that the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has named CEO Dr. Zahid Butt a 2023 HIMSS Changemaker in Health... 
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      2023 Quality Reporting Deadlines Calendar

      Back by popular demand! We present to you our annual Quality Reporting Deadlines Calendar. It's the master calendar of quality reporting deadlines that you've been dreaming of. 
      2023 Quality Reporting Deadlines Calendar

      [E-BOOK] QPP 2023 Overview

      Whether you are responsible for one group of clinicians or many groups (like an ACO), the key to Quality Payment Program (QPP) reporting success year will be understanding your reporting requirements. 
      QPP 2023 eBook

      A Note from Our CEO: Preparing for the Evolution of Quality Improvement in 2023 & Beyond

      After a tumultuous three years, what does 2023 hold for the future of healthcare quality measurement and improvement? 

      Medisolv's Top 10 Blog Posts of 2022

      Medisolv created nearly 100 different articles and resources this year. Of course, I'm absolutely sure you read every single one (😊). But just in case, I put together the 10 most popular posts... 
      Medisolv Top 10 Blogs 2022

      Merry Medisolving: Electronically Measuring Maternal Care Performance

      Maternal health is a big topic in the industry right now. So big that CMS finalized a requirement for all eligible hospitals to publicly report their eCQM rates for PC-02 (Cesarean Birth) and PC-07... 
      Pella Hospital on Electronically Measuring Maternal Care Performance

      Merry Medisolving: How to Participate in Quality Measure Development

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      Merry Medisolving: BJC Healthcare Quality Measure Development

      Equitable Care Measures Review [On-Demand Webinar]

      CMS has mandated new measures for the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program that focus on providing equitable care for all patients that you serve. 

      Medisolv CEO Dr. Zahid Butt is named a HIMSS Changemaker in Health award finalist in the Category of Policy Influencer

       
      Dr. Zahid Butt HIMSS Changemaker in Health 2023

      The State of Inpatient Quality Reporting: 2022 Survey Results & Recommendations

      What’s the number one thing that keeps today’s hospital quality leaders up at night? It’s time. Or, more specifically, it’s not having enough time to effectively manage the mounting requirements... 
      The State of Inpatient Quality Reporting: 2022

      Medisolv Launches Equitable Care Module to Address Hospital’s Health Equity Requirements

      Columbia, MD, November 10, 2022 — Medisolv announced the launch of a new Equitable Care Module within their ENCOR for Electronic Measures solution. This module will help hospitals meet new regulatory... 
      Medisolv Launches Equitable Care Module to Address Hospital’s Health Equity Requirements

      2023 CMS vs. TJC Measure List Comparison

      Generally, The Joint Commission (TJC) tries to align their measure lists with the CMS programs, but over the course of the last few years things have diverged. 
      2023 CMS vs. TJC Measure List

      [E-BOOK] 2023 Hospital IQR Program Requirements

      Each year the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program makes changes; sometimes slight and sometimes more drastic. In 2023 CMS is ramping up eCQM requirements, increasing performance visibility,... 

      Trinexus Partners with Medisolv to Improve Quality Management Across Puerto Rico and Caribbean Markets

      San Juan, PR, October 19, 2022 — Trinexus, a healthcare information technology consulting firm based in Puerto Rico, also servicing the Caribbean and Latin America market, today announced its... 
      Trinexus Partnership with Medisolv

      A Guide to CMS’s New Perinatal Measures

      Whoa, baby! CMS has announced that it’s officially rolling out two new electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) focused on perinatal care in 2023: ePC-02 (Cesarean Birth) and ePC-07 (Severe... 
      A Guide to CMS’s New Perinatal Measures

      An Intro to CMS’s SDOH Measures

      In the 2023 IPPS Final Rule, CMS mandated that hospitals reporting to the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program submit two brand new measures: SDOH-1 and SDOH-2. These measures are voluntary in... 

      2023 Joint Commission ORYX Requirements

      The Joint Commission had a bit of a rough year. After announcing, rather abruptly, that their DDS platform was shut down, they went about rebuilding it and severely delayed submission deadlines to... 
      2022 TJC ORYX Requirements

      2023 Hospital IQR Requirements

      It’s time to start preparing for the next year’s Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program requirements. Here, we’ll give you a quick review of the IQR program, summarize key 2023... 

      Prepping for Hybrid Measure Submissions

      Did you know hybrid measures aren't new? In 2018, Medisolv participated in CMS’s hybrid readmission measure pilot program and as a part of that pilot, we submitted hybrid data electronically for... 
      Prepping for hybrid measure submission

      Three New eCQMs Added to Medisolv’s ENCOR Software

      Columbia, MD, September 15, 2022 — Medisolv, Inc., a leader in quality management software, released three new eCQMs in their ENCOR for Electronic Hospital Measure software a year ahead of regulatory... 
      Three New eCQMs Added to Medisolv’s ENCOR Software

      eCQM vs CQM vs Web Interface: Understanding the Difference

      In the Quality Payment Program, there are several different types of quality measures available for the Quality category. You may have heard various terms thrown around: eCQM, CQMs, QCDR measures and... 

      A Guide to CMS's New Health Equity Measure

      There has been a lot of talk around health equity. Now we are finally getting real action from CMS in the form of a new structural measure: the Hospital Commitment to Health Equity measure (HCHE). 

      Safe Use of Opioids eCQM – The Secrets to Success

      In 2015, McAlester Regional Health Center began waging a carefully plotted war against opioids—even before the White House declared it a public health crisis in 2017 and long before CMS released the... 

      The Four Highways of CMS’s dQM Strategic Roadmap

      In 1956, President Eisenhower signed legislation funding the construction of the U.S. Interstate Highway System. Stick with me here, I promise this has to do with healthcare. 

      How to Implement the Hypoglycemic and Hyperglycemic eCQMs

      CMS introduced several new eCQMs over the last year including a pair of measures that track your care of inpatients experiencing a hyperglycemic or hypoglycemic event. 
      How to Implement the Hypoglycemic and Hyperglycemic eCQMs

      2023 IQR Program Changes: A Summary from the IPPS Final Rule

      CMS released their 2023 IPPS Final Rule and there was a lot in it. The biggest takeaway from this ruling is that CMS is moving toward all digital measurement at rapid speed. They are ramping up eCQM... 

      2023 MIPS Proposed Rule: Key Highlights

      The traditional MIPS program will close its doors by 2027. But don’t get too excited. It doesn’t mean that your Eligible Clinicians can stop reporting. 
      2023 MIPS Proposed Rule

      What is FHIR? The (Non-Scary!) Beginner’s Guide

      What is FHIR? (And 5 Other Things You Wanted to Know About FHIR But Were Afraid to Ask) It’s time to address the elephant in the quality improvement room: most of us don’t really understand what FHIR... 

      How Does CMS Calculate the Hospital Star Rating?

      CMS first released the Hospital Star Ratings in 2017 in an attempt to make it easier for patients to judge a hospital’s quality of care. The star rating calculation was simplified in 2021 and now is... 
      How Does CMS Calculate the Hospital Star Rating?

      What is TEFCA?

      Let’s Start with the Technical Stuff TEFCA stands for Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement. TEFCA was first proposed in January 2018 by ONC to increase and enhance interoperability and... 
      What is TEFCA?

      50 Healthcare Quality Reporting Resources for 2022

      Happy 4th of July everyone! We hope you have a great weekend full of hot dogs and hamburgers, apple pie and ice cream and fireworks, friends and family. In honor of Independence Day, we’ve gathered a... 
      50 quality reporting resources

      3 Ways to Prepare for the CMS Web Interface Retirement

      By now, you have undoubtedly heard the good news: the sunsetting of the CMS Web Interface has been delayed until 2025. But don’t pop the champagne just yet. 

      15 Must-Read Books for Healthcare Quality Leaders

      Just in time for your summer beach reading season, we’ve compiled a list of the best books for healthcare leadership with one caveat: these books aren’t actually about healthcare. 

      2022 Quality Reporting Bundle

      Each year, Medisolv releases our annual Quality Reporting Bundle which contains the requirements, measure lists and deadlines for submission to the CMS IQR and TJC ORYX® quality initiative programs.... 
      2022 Quality Reporting Bundle | Medisolv

      The State of Maryland Collaborates with CRISP and Medisolv to Become the First State in the Country to Accept Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Data from Hospitals

      Columbia, MD, June 7, 2022 — The State of Maryland has partnered with CRISP, Maryland’s state-designated health information exchange (HIE), and Medisolv, a leader in quality management software, to... 
      The State of Maryland Collaborates with CRISP and Medisolv to Become the First State in the Country to Accept Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Data from Hospitals

      The Basics of Care Compare and Leapfrog Safety Grades: Measures, Timeframes and Preview Periods

      I set off on a journey to create an article that helps quality leaders understand the CMS Care Compare website and its connection to other public reputation websites like Leapfrog. It turns out... 
      The Basics of Care Compare and Leapfrog Safety Grades

      Should Your Hospital Track Retired Measures?

      Just because an electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) exists today doesn’t mean it will tomorrow. In the 9 years since CMS first piloted eCQMs, nearly a dozen measures have been retired. What’s... 
      Should Your Hospital Track Retired Measures?

      Become a “Birthing-Friendly” Facility: The First CMS Maternal Quality Designation

      CMS has proposed the first-ever hospital quality designation that specifically focuses on maternal health. If finalized, any hospital positively attesting to the new Maternal Morbidity structural... 
      CMS Maternal Health Measure

      A Guide to Promoting Interoperability for Hospitals & Clinicians

      CMS’s Promoting Interoperability requirements vary depending on if you’re a hospital or ambulatory practice. Find out which requirements matter to you—and which ones you can happily ignore. 
      A Guide to Promoting Interoperability for Hospitals & Clinicians

      If It Wasn’t Measured, Was It Managed? Quality Performance in the Age of COVID

      During the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS suspended in part quality measure reporting responsibilities. We wanted to know how the pandemic affected healthcare quality performance... 
      Quality performance in the age of COVID

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      AI in Healthcare: A Lot of Talk, Not Much Action…Yet

      It’s all anyone in healthcare wants to talk about — AI. At least, you’d think so from an AI-evaluation of all the presentation titles at the recent HIMSS 2024 conference. 
      Ai in Healthcare: A Lot of Talk, Not Much Action... Yet

      FAQ: PRO-PM THA/TKA OMG!

      Each time CMS releases a new required measure for mandatory submission, there are a slew of questions that follow. But a new measure type takes it to another level. We’ve been fielding questions left... 

      10 Ways to Improve Your Sepsis Compliance

      Now that CMS is moving the Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Management Bundle measure (SEP-1) into the Hospital Value Based Purchasing (HVBP) Program, your hospital finally has the opportunity to earn... 
      Sepsis Performance Improvement e-Book

      How to Prioritize Your Quality Reporting Requirements in 2024

      Feeling overwhelmed with the new requirements, measures, and reporting periods? I can’t imagine you're feeling as though you’ve got more time in your day now as compared to two years ago. But this... 
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      Medisolv Announces 2024 Available Measures

      Columbia, MD, (February 28, 2024) — Medisolv, Inc., a leader in quality management software, is pleased to announce the complete list of measures available within ENCOR, its suite of quality... 
      Medisolv 2024 Available Measures

      The 2024 MVP Reporting Bundle

      The MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) reporting program was started as a way to streamline the reporting requirements for clinicians and provide the public visibility into clinician... 
      QPP MVP Reporting Bundle

      What’s Next for Hospital-Level PRO-PMs?

      In 2025, CMS will require hospitals to submit the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program’s first-ever Patient-Reported Outcomes Performance Measure (PRO-PM): the Hospital-Level Total Hip... 
      What's next for hospital level PRO-PMs?

      2024 Promoting Interoperability Requirements

      The Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program originally was known as the Meaningful Use program and began in 2009. The program was initiated to get hospitals up and running with their Electronic... 
      2024 Promoting Interoperability (PI) Requirements

      [E-BOOK] 2024 QPP Overview

      Whether you are responsible for one group of clinicians or many groups (like an ACO), the key to Quality Payment Program (QPP) reporting success will be understanding your reporting requirements. 
      2024 QPP Overview e-Book

      How does the IQR Penalty Work?

      In the next four years, Quality leaders must report 11 new measures (three new measure types) to the CMS Inpatient and Outpatient Quality Reporting (IQR & OQR) programs. 
      IQR Penalty

      How to Implement the Inpatient ExRad eCQM

      CMS has added a new eCQM to the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program for 2025. The measure is known as ExRad: Excessive Radiation Dose or Inadequate Image Quality for Diagnostic Computed... 
      How to Implement the Inpatient ExRad eCQM

      Trends in Healthcare Quality and Safety to Watch in 2024

      By many metrics, healthcare quality and patient safety are returning to pre-pandemic baselines. While it’s too soon to declare it a comeback victory (for example, maternal care still has a long way... 
      Trends in Healthcare Quality and Safety to Watch in 2024

      2024 Quality Reporting Deadlines Calendar

      Back by popular demand! We present to you our annual Quality Reporting Deadlines Calendar. It's the master calendar of quality reporting deadlines that you've been dreaming of. 
      2024 Quality Reporting Deadlines Calendar

      Merry Medisolving: How to Boost Your Sepsis Bundle Compliance

      We can all agree that CMS’s Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Management Bundle (SEP-1) measure is a tough nut to crack. 
      Merry Medisolving Stormont Vail

      Medisolv Approved as a CMS Qualified Clinical Data Registry for 2024

      Columbia, MD, December 21, 2023 — Medisolv, Inc., a national leader in healthcare quality data management software, is pleased to announce that the Medisolv Clinical Registry has received approval... 
      Medisolv QCDR 2024

      Merry Medisolving: How to Make Healthcare Quality Improvement a Cultural Habit

      Building a passion for healthcare quality improvement into your organization’s culture is no easy task. But it is vital to your success, not only with regulatory bodies like CMS and The Joint... 
      Merry Medisolving Mile Bluff Medical Center

      Merry Medisolving: How to Make Big Strides in Your Sepsis Performance

      If the news that CMS is moving its Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Management Bundle (SEP-1) measure into the Hospital Value Based Purchasing (HVBP) Program for FY 2026 has you feeling a little... 
      Merry Medisolving MUSC

      Merry Medisolving: How to Take Control of Your SDOH Data

      For the last year, Augusta Health has made a concerted effort to formalize its social drivers of health (SDOH) screening process and take control of its SDOH data. 
      Merry Medisolving with Augusta Health on SDOH measures

      2022 National eCQM Results: A Review of the October 2023 Care Compare Refresh

      CMS recently released the latest Care Compare refresh and for the second time they included hospital eCQM performance. The eCQM results are only in the downloadable data set, not published on the... 
      National eCQM results October 2023 Care Compare

      Changes to the Quality Payment Program under the 2024 PFS Final Rule

      CMS released the 2024 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule and made several significant changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP), affecting each reporting framework (Traditional MIPS, MVP,... 
      Changes to the Quality Payment Program under the 2024 PFS Final Rule

      2024 CMS vs. TJC Measure List Comparison

      Generally, The Joint Commission (TJC) tries to align their measure lists with the CMS programs, but over the course of the last few years things have diverged. 
      2024 CMS vs. TJC Measure List Comparison

      2024 Joint Commission ORYX Requirements

      Following in the footsteps of the 2024 IQR requirements, The Joint Commission (TJC) has just released its 2024 ORYX®quality reporting initiative requirements. TJC did make some notable changes to the... 
      2024 Joint Commission ORYX Requirements

      [Download] MVP Selection Worksheet: A Guide to Choosing Which MVP to Report

      MVP is short for MIPS Value Pathways. It is a reporting framework under the CMS QPP (Quality Payment Program). Most organizations are currently reporting under the traditional MIPS reporting... 
      MVP Selection Worksheet

      Medisolv Launches New Module to Address Hospitals' PRO-PM Requirements

      Columbia, MD, October 3, 2023 — Medisolv announced the launch of a new PRO-PM Module within their ENCOR for Abstracted Hospital Measures solution. This module will help hospitals meet new regulatory... 
      Medisolv Launches for Module to Address Hospitals' PRO-PM Requirements

      5 Podcasts For Healthcare Leaders

      Do you listen to podcasts? Nowadays you can find a podcast for every special niche you can think of including, you guessed it, healthcare IT. 
      5 Podcasts for Healthcare Leaders

      [E-BOOK] 2024 Hospital IQR Program Requirements

      Each year the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program makes changes; sometimes slight and sometimes more drastic. In 2024 CMS is ramping up eCQM requirements, increasing performance visibility,... 
      2024 IQR Program Requirements e-Book

      Healthcare Quality Acronym Reference Guide

      Quality leaders are responsible for managing and submitting to the IQR, OQR, IPFQR programs and maybe even the QPP and choosing either the MIPS, MVP, or APP framework. 
      Healthcare Quality Acronym Guide

      2024 Hospital IQR Requirements

      It’s time for quality teams like yours to start studying up on the 2024 Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program requirements. 
      2024 Hospital IQR Requirements

      A Quick Guide to the THA/TKA PRO-PM Measure

      The new Hospital-Level Total Hip Arthroplasty/Total Knee Arthroplasty Patient-Reported Outcome-Based Performance Measure (THA/TKA PRO-PM) is more than just a mouthful. (Try saying it three times... 

      How to Implement the Hospital Harm Opioid-Related Adverse Events eCQM

      Opioids have taken national center stage for several years now. Shows like Netflix’s Painkiller or Hulu’s Dopesick have put opioids front and center for many Americans who might not have known about... 

      2024 IPPS Final Rule: What Your Hospital Needs to Know

      They say everything happens in threes—and that is certainly true for the 2024 IPPS Final Rule that CMS has just released. Across the board, this year’s noteworthy changes are happening in clusters of... 
      2024 IPPS Final Rule

      2023 Star Ratings Calculation

      CMS released the 2023 star rating for nearly all U.S. hospitals. The hospital star rating system began nearly a decade ago and is updated at least once annually. 
      2023 Star Ratings Calculation

      2024 PFS Proposed Rule: QPP, APP, MVP Oh My

      CMS has released the highly anticipated 2024 PFS Proposed Rule. CMS still plans to sunset CMS Web Interface Reporting by 2025, but they are proposing a new collection type during this transition... 
      2024 PFS Proposed Rule Changes

      What is a Medicare CQM?

      In 2024 PFS Proposed Rule CMS threw a curveball and added a brand-new collection type to the mix. Their hope is that this will help alleviate ACO’s concern about transitioning to an all payer/all... 
      What is a Medicare CQM?

      4 Lessons Learned from Hybrid Measure Submissions

      The Hybrid measures are now in their 5th year – yes 5th. The first pilot submission of hybrid data was completed in 2018. Medisolv submitted 69 of the 150 submissions nationwide. 

      Top Tips: Succeeding with Sepsis (SEP-1)

      Speaking with abstractors about sepsis will bring about a multitude of reactions. Eye-rolling, words of disgust, and even complete dismissal of the topic. 
      Top Tips: Succeeding with Sepsis (SEP-1)

      What is Data Completeness in MIPS?

      CMS is sunsetting the CMS Web Interface reporting option for MSSP ACOs effective January 1, 2025. For an ACO staring at dozens of practices across multiple EMRs it can lead them to ask, "do I really... 

      The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Healthcare Quality Leaders

      What are the hallmarks of a highly effective healthcare quality leader? At Medisolv, one of the things we’re most proud of is that our clients continue to outperform the national average on nearly... 

      MSSP ACO QPP 2023 Requirements

      The Quality Payment Program (QPP) has allowed large organizations to use the CMS Web Interface reporting method to complete MIPS requirements since the program launched in 2017. This gave these... 

      What is the CMS Health Equity Adjustment Bonus?

      When CMS proposed adding a Health Equity Adjustment (HEA) bonus to its Hospital Value Based Purchasing (HVBP) Program, it was a nice palette cleanser to some other recommendations that it released as... 
      CMS Health Equity Adjustment Bonus

      2023 Quality Reporting Bundle

      Each year, Medisolv releases our annual Quality Reporting Bundle which contains the requirements, measure lists and deadlines for submission to the CMS IQR and TJC ORYX® quality initiative programs. 
      2023 Quality Reporting Bundle

      How to Prepare for CMS’s New Sepsis Requirements

      Everyone’s favorite core measure, the Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Management Bundle (SEP-1), has been added to CMS’s Hospital Value Based Purchasing (HVBP) Program in FY 2026. 
      CMS Sepsis Measures

      How to Prevent Nurse Burnout – Quality Improvement Tips

      You probably don’t need to see the data to know that preventing nurse burnout is a four-alarm priority for our nation’s healthcare system. 

      Medisolv Receives Strategic Investment from BVP Forge

      Columbia, MD (May 22, 2023) – Medisolv Inc., a leader in healthcare quality data measurement and reporting solutions, announced today that BVP Forge, has completed a strategic investment in the... 
      Medisolv Receives Strategic Investment from BVP Forge

      Quality Advice: Tips for Your Hospital SDOH Screening Process

      If you’ve been putting off the start of your hospital social determinants of health (SDOH) screening process, we understand. Building any new process, especially one as delicate and important as your... 
      Tips for Your Hospital SDOH Screening Process

      How to Measure Health Equity: A Guide for Hospitals

      How to measure health equity: it’s the billion-piece puzzle that every healthcare leader is trying to solve right now. But the solution to measuring health equity is anything but obvious. 
      How to Measure Health Equity

      [Slideshow] Proposed Major Changes from the 2024 IPPS Proposed Rule

      CMS released the 2024 IPPS proposed rule. In it they continued to emphasize health equity and provided clear indication that they are moving full throttle with eCQMs. You can see this reflected in... 
      2024 IPPS Proposed Rule

      eCQM Benchmark Report & Top Performing Hospitals

      eCQM Benchmark Report & Top Performing Hospital List Medisolv is releasing to the public the top eCQM performers of 2022 along with an exclusive inpatient eCQM benchmark report revealing benchmarks... 
      eCQM Benchmark Report

      Common Pitfalls of PC eCQMs

      Maternal health is a top priority for CMS. So much so, that they are requiring the submission of both abstracted and now electronic Perinatal Care (PC) measures for all hospitals eligible to report... 
      Common Pitfalls of PC eCQMs

      How to Build Your SDOH Screening Process

      If you’re ready to build your hospital’s SDOH screening process—but you’re not sure where to start—you’ve come to the right place. 

      MIPS MVPs: The 2023 Guide to Reporting

      The MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) reporting program was started as a way to streamline the reporting requirements for clinicians and provide the public visibility into clinician... 
      MIPS MVPs 2023 Reporting Guide

      CMS Reveals Their Universal Foundation for Quality Measures

      Quality measures came together over the last several decades in a haphazard way. There wasn’t exactly an overarching strategic measure development process across all programs. Instead, measures were... 

      CMS vs TJC Health Equity Requirements

      How to Juggle Your Hospital’s Health Equity Requirements Save time and headaches on your CMS health equity + SDOH measures, as well as The Joint Commission health equity standard, with these 6 tips. 

      2023 Promoting Interoperability Requirements

      The Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program originally was known as the Meaningful Use program and began in 2009. The program was initiated to get hospitals up and running with their Electronic... 
      Promoting Interoperability Requirements

      A Guide to The Joint Commission’s New Health Equity Requirements

      TJC’s new health equity standard LD.04.03.08 is surprisingly flexible. Here’s everything you need to get started without breaking a sweat. 

      Hospital eCQM Results Are In: A Review of the January 2023 Care Compare Refresh

      CMS recently released the latest Care Compare refresh and for the very first time hospital eCQM performance is publicized! But don't get too excited (or maybe do depending on your position), eCQM... 
      A Review of the January 2023 Care Compare Refresh

      2023 QPP Requirements

      The Quality Payment Program has undergone some major changes over the last several years and CMS has signaled that they intend to further modify the program in the years to come. It's hard to keep... 

      Medisolv CEO Dr. Zahid Butt Wins HIMSS 2023 Changemaker in Health Policy Influencer Category Award

      Columbia, MD, January 27, 2023 — Medisolv is pleased to announce that the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has named CEO Dr. Zahid Butt a 2023 HIMSS Changemaker in Health... 
      HIMSS Changemaker In Health Award Winner

      2023 Quality Reporting Deadlines Calendar

      Back by popular demand! We present to you our annual Quality Reporting Deadlines Calendar. It's the master calendar of quality reporting deadlines that you've been dreaming of. 
      2023 Quality Reporting Deadlines Calendar

      [E-BOOK] QPP 2023 Overview

      Whether you are responsible for one group of clinicians or many groups (like an ACO), the key to Quality Payment Program (QPP) reporting success year will be understanding your reporting requirements. 
      QPP 2023 eBook

      A Note from Our CEO: Preparing for the Evolution of Quality Improvement in 2023 & Beyond

      After a tumultuous three years, what does 2023 hold for the future of healthcare quality measurement and improvement? 

      Medisolv's Top 10 Blog Posts of 2022

      Medisolv created nearly 100 different articles and resources this year. Of course, I'm absolutely sure you read every single one (😊). But just in case, I put together the 10 most popular posts... 
      Medisolv Top 10 Blogs 2022

      Merry Medisolving: Electronically Measuring Maternal Care Performance

      Maternal health is a big topic in the industry right now. So big that CMS finalized a requirement for all eligible hospitals to publicly report their eCQM rates for PC-02 (Cesarean Birth) and PC-07... 
      Pella Hospital on Electronically Measuring Maternal Care Performance

      Merry Medisolving: How to Participate in Quality Measure Development

      How to Participate in Quality Measure Development (And Why It’s Really Worth It!) CMS’s new Severe Obstetric Complications eCQM (ePC-07) is one of two perinatal measures set to launch in 2023 before... 
      Merry Medisolving: BJC Healthcare Quality Measure Development

      Equitable Care Measures Review [On-Demand Webinar]

      CMS has mandated new measures for the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program that focus on providing equitable care for all patients that you serve. 

      Medisolv CEO Dr. Zahid Butt is named a HIMSS Changemaker in Health award finalist in the Category of Policy Influencer

       
      Dr. Zahid Butt HIMSS Changemaker in Health 2023

      The State of Inpatient Quality Reporting: 2022 Survey Results & Recommendations

      What’s the number one thing that keeps today’s hospital quality leaders up at night? It’s time. Or, more specifically, it’s not having enough time to effectively manage the mounting requirements... 
      The State of Inpatient Quality Reporting: 2022

      Medisolv Launches Equitable Care Module to Address Hospital’s Health Equity Requirements

      Columbia, MD, November 10, 2022 — Medisolv announced the launch of a new Equitable Care Module within their ENCOR for Electronic Measures solution. This module will help hospitals meet new regulatory... 
      Medisolv Launches Equitable Care Module to Address Hospital’s Health Equity Requirements

      2023 CMS vs. TJC Measure List Comparison

      Generally, The Joint Commission (TJC) tries to align their measure lists with the CMS programs, but over the course of the last few years things have diverged. 
      2023 CMS vs. TJC Measure List

      [E-BOOK] 2023 Hospital IQR Program Requirements

      Each year the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program makes changes; sometimes slight and sometimes more drastic. In 2023 CMS is ramping up eCQM requirements, increasing performance visibility,... 

      Trinexus Partners with Medisolv to Improve Quality Management Across Puerto Rico and Caribbean Markets

      San Juan, PR, October 19, 2022 — Trinexus, a healthcare information technology consulting firm based in Puerto Rico, also servicing the Caribbean and Latin America market, today announced its... 
      Trinexus Partnership with Medisolv

      A Guide to CMS’s New Perinatal Measures

      Whoa, baby! CMS has announced that it’s officially rolling out two new electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) focused on perinatal care in 2023: ePC-02 (Cesarean Birth) and ePC-07 (Severe... 
      A Guide to CMS’s New Perinatal Measures

      An Intro to CMS’s SDOH Measures

      In the 2023 IPPS Final Rule, CMS mandated that hospitals reporting to the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program submit two brand new measures: SDOH-1 and SDOH-2. These measures are voluntary in... 

      2023 Joint Commission ORYX Requirements

      The Joint Commission had a bit of a rough year. After announcing, rather abruptly, that their DDS platform was shut down, they went about rebuilding it and severely delayed submission deadlines to... 
      2022 TJC ORYX Requirements

      2023 Hospital IQR Requirements

      It’s time to start preparing for the next year’s Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program requirements. Here, we’ll give you a quick review of the IQR program, summarize key 2023... 

      Prepping for Hybrid Measure Submissions

      Did you know hybrid measures aren't new? In 2018, Medisolv participated in CMS’s hybrid readmission measure pilot program and as a part of that pilot, we submitted hybrid data electronically for... 
      Prepping for hybrid measure submission

      Three New eCQMs Added to Medisolv’s ENCOR Software

      Columbia, MD, September 15, 2022 — Medisolv, Inc., a leader in quality management software, released three new eCQMs in their ENCOR for Electronic Hospital Measure software a year ahead of regulatory... 
      Three New eCQMs Added to Medisolv’s ENCOR Software

      eCQM vs CQM vs Web Interface: Understanding the Difference

      In the Quality Payment Program, there are several different types of quality measures available for the Quality category. You may have heard various terms thrown around: eCQM, CQMs, QCDR measures and... 

      A Guide to CMS's New Health Equity Measure

      There has been a lot of talk around health equity. Now we are finally getting real action from CMS in the form of a new structural measure: the Hospital Commitment to Health Equity measure (HCHE). 

      Safe Use of Opioids eCQM – The Secrets to Success

      In 2015, McAlester Regional Health Center began waging a carefully plotted war against opioids—even before the White House declared it a public health crisis in 2017 and long before CMS released the... 

      The Four Highways of CMS’s dQM Strategic Roadmap

      In 1956, President Eisenhower signed legislation funding the construction of the U.S. Interstate Highway System. Stick with me here, I promise this has to do with healthcare. 

      How to Implement the Hypoglycemic and Hyperglycemic eCQMs

      CMS introduced several new eCQMs over the last year including a pair of measures that track your care of inpatients experiencing a hyperglycemic or hypoglycemic event. 
      How to Implement the Hypoglycemic and Hyperglycemic eCQMs

      2023 IQR Program Changes: A Summary from the IPPS Final Rule

      CMS released their 2023 IPPS Final Rule and there was a lot in it. The biggest takeaway from this ruling is that CMS is moving toward all digital measurement at rapid speed. They are ramping up eCQM... 

      2023 MIPS Proposed Rule: Key Highlights

      The traditional MIPS program will close its doors by 2027. But don’t get too excited. It doesn’t mean that your Eligible Clinicians can stop reporting. 
      2023 MIPS Proposed Rule

      What is FHIR? The (Non-Scary!) Beginner’s Guide

      What is FHIR? (And 5 Other Things You Wanted to Know About FHIR But Were Afraid to Ask) It’s time to address the elephant in the quality improvement room: most of us don’t really understand what FHIR... 

      How Does CMS Calculate the Hospital Star Rating?

      CMS first released the Hospital Star Ratings in 2017 in an attempt to make it easier for patients to judge a hospital’s quality of care. The star rating calculation was simplified in 2021 and now is... 
      How Does CMS Calculate the Hospital Star Rating?

      What is TEFCA?

      Let’s Start with the Technical Stuff TEFCA stands for Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement. TEFCA was first proposed in January 2018 by ONC to increase and enhance interoperability and... 
      What is TEFCA?

      50 Healthcare Quality Reporting Resources for 2022

      Happy 4th of July everyone! We hope you have a great weekend full of hot dogs and hamburgers, apple pie and ice cream and fireworks, friends and family. In honor of Independence Day, we’ve gathered a... 
      50 quality reporting resources

      3 Ways to Prepare for the CMS Web Interface Retirement

      By now, you have undoubtedly heard the good news: the sunsetting of the CMS Web Interface has been delayed until 2025. But don’t pop the champagne just yet. 

      15 Must-Read Books for Healthcare Quality Leaders

      Just in time for your summer beach reading season, we’ve compiled a list of the best books for healthcare leadership with one caveat: these books aren’t actually about healthcare. 

      2022 Quality Reporting Bundle

      Each year, Medisolv releases our annual Quality Reporting Bundle which contains the requirements, measure lists and deadlines for submission to the CMS IQR and TJC ORYX® quality initiative programs.... 
      2022 Quality Reporting Bundle | Medisolv

      The State of Maryland Collaborates with CRISP and Medisolv to Become the First State in the Country to Accept Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Data from Hospitals

      Columbia, MD, June 7, 2022 — The State of Maryland has partnered with CRISP, Maryland’s state-designated health information exchange (HIE), and Medisolv, a leader in quality management software, to... 
      The State of Maryland Collaborates with CRISP and Medisolv to Become the First State in the Country to Accept Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Data from Hospitals

      The Basics of Care Compare and Leapfrog Safety Grades: Measures, Timeframes and Preview Periods

      I set off on a journey to create an article that helps quality leaders understand the CMS Care Compare website and its connection to other public reputation websites like Leapfrog. It turns out... 
      The Basics of Care Compare and Leapfrog Safety Grades

      Should Your Hospital Track Retired Measures?

      Just because an electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) exists today doesn’t mean it will tomorrow. In the 9 years since CMS first piloted eCQMs, nearly a dozen measures have been retired. What’s... 
      Should Your Hospital Track Retired Measures?

      Become a “Birthing-Friendly” Facility: The First CMS Maternal Quality Designation

      CMS has proposed the first-ever hospital quality designation that specifically focuses on maternal health. If finalized, any hospital positively attesting to the new Maternal Morbidity structural... 
      CMS Maternal Health Measure

      A Guide to Promoting Interoperability for Hospitals & Clinicians

      CMS’s Promoting Interoperability requirements vary depending on if you’re a hospital or ambulatory practice. Find out which requirements matter to you—and which ones you can happily ignore. 
      A Guide to Promoting Interoperability for Hospitals & Clinicians

      If It Wasn’t Measured, Was It Managed? Quality Performance in the Age of COVID

      During the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS suspended in part quality measure reporting responsibilities. We wanted to know how the pandemic affected healthcare quality performance... 
      Quality performance in the age of COVID

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