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What Hospital Quality Leaders Say About CMS Star Ratings: Exclusive Medisolv Survey

Hospital quality improvement leaders have been chewing on CMS' latest hospital star ratings since they came out in April. An exclusive survey by Medisolv gave leaders an opportunity to speak out on... 
What Hospital Quality Leaders Say About CMS Star Ratings: Exclusive Medisolv Survey

What are dQMs?

A new healthcare abbreviation is entering the quality improvement nomenclature: dQMs. What are they and how soon will they be here? Dr. Zahid Butt, Medisolv's CEO, explains. 
What are dQMs?

Into the Abyss: Troubleshooting VTE-1 Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis (CMS108)

Almost every hospital participating in the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting program tracks VTE-1 (Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis) for electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting. And... 
Troubleshooting VTE-1

50 Healthcare Quality Resources for 2021

Happy 4th of July everyone! We hope you have a great day 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 Healthcare Quality Resources for 2021

5 Ways to Optimize eCQM Workflows

Building inpatient eCQMs to submit to Medicare can be a cumbersome process, but if you follow these five tips, you can make your workflows more efficient and improve the accuracy and timeliness of... 

2021 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.... 

How to read an eCQM specification

Hospital eCQM specifications are meant for computers not humans. And yet, it’s up to you as a human (I mean, I assume you’re a human reading this) to interpret this computer document and translate... 
How to Read an eCQM Specification

Hospital Ratings and Rankings: You Are What Your Data Says You Are

There’s an old adage in sports that says you are what your record says you are. No matter what you think, your team is no better or no worse than its win/loss record. And as you’ve no doubt noticed... 
Hospital Ratings and Rankings: You Are What Your Data Says You Are

The Making of a Quality Measure: A Peek Behind the Curtain

There’s a lot that goes into developing a new quality measure before your quality department is required to collect and report it. Take a peek behind the curtain in this Q&A with two experts on... 
The Making of a Quality Measure

The Joint Commission’s Perinatal Measures: Choosing Between Abstracted or Electronic

With little fanfare, The Joint Commission for the first time is allowing accredited hospitals to submit their perinatal care measures digitally as electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) rather... 
The Joint Commission’s Perinatal Measures Are Going Electronic. Should Your Hospital Plug In?

Healthcare Associated Infections: COVID-19’s Impact

Here’s an interesting thought. Healthcare statistics from 2020 will likely carry an asterisk to help explain why that data may be significantly different from years past and historic trends. 
Healthcare Associated Infections: COVID-19’s Impact

[Slideshow] 2022 IPPS Proposed Rule: eCQM & Hybrid Measure Changes

CMS released their 2022 IPPS proposed rule and included changes to the hybrid measure and eCQM requirements. 
2022 IPPS Proposed Rule

The Differences Between The 5 Major Stroke Measure Sets

This post is a guide to understanding the differences between the five major stroke measure sets. It’s a nightmare trying to keep straight this wide range of acronym-filled information. So, I’ve... 
The Differences Between The 5 Major Stroke Measures Sets

8 Things Quality Directors Need to Know About Future Outcomes-Based Quality Measures

How medical care is provided and paid for in the future will be all about outcomes and very little about structures and processes. It won’t be about whether you prescribed a beta blocker to a heart... 
8 Things Quality Directors Need to Know About Future Outcomes-Based Quality Measures

14 Ways Quality Leaders Can Streamline Clinical Documentation for Clinicians

Picture this: You’ve entered a cake baking contest and are responsible for baking, decorating and serving a beautiful and delicious cake, but you must rely on others to provide the correct amounts of... 
Streamline Clinical Documentation for Clinicians

CMS Web Interface: Options for Transitioning to a New Reporting Method by 2022

CMS is sunsetting the CMS Web Interface measures by 2022, this blog walks you through your options for reporting in 2022. 
CMS Web Interface: Options for Transitioning to a New Reporting Method by 2022

Using the New Opioid eCQM to Improve Prescribing Practices and Patient Care

Next year, CMS requires hospitals to submit the new Opioid eCQM to the IQR program. The data you submit will be publicly reported. This new eCQM does more than tell the public about your hospital’s... 
How Quality Directors Can Use the New Opioid eCQM to Improve Prescribing Practices and Patient Care

A Survey of Quality Leaders: Reflections from One Year of COVID

We know this year has been hard for everyone, especially our healthcare workers. We asked 150 quality leaders for their reflections on the last year, their responses are deeply moving. 
Reflections from One Year of COVID

Quality Superstar: Margaret O’Kane of NCQA on Using Quality Measures to Bring Accountability to Telehealth

No telemedicine visit is the same. Wide variations in electronic patient visits and the platforms on which they’re conducted are the result of a nationwide pivot almost overnight to virtual care... 
Quality Superstar: Margaret O’Kane of NCQA on Using Quality Measures to Bring Accountability to Telehealth

COVID Mortality Analysis of 547 Medisolv Hospitals Over Nine Months

As COVID-19 cases continue to tax hospitals, we felt it was worth diving into the data to see if there were any insights for quality departments. We pulled positive COVID-19 cases from 547 of our... 

Using Your eCQM Data for COVID-19 Process Improvement

Read our COVID Mortality Analysis of 547 Medisolv Hospitals Over Nine Months. We are on an ever-evolving COVID-19 treatment path. A year ago, your hospital was worried about diagnosing COVID-19... 
Using Your eCQM Data for COVID-19 Process Improvement

[E-BOOK] Your 2021 MIPS Requirements

CMS is attempting to streamline the options for reporting to the Quality Payment Program in 2022. As a result, provider organizations will need to find a new way of capturing and reporting to MIPS... 
MIPS 2021 eBook

5 Pro Tips for Quality Departments Facing an EHR Conversion

When healthcare organizations switch EHR systems, or dramatically upgrade their existing ones, they don’t usually do it to make life easier for quality managers. They do it for strategic clinical,... 
5 Pro Tips for Quality Departments Facing an EHR Conversion

2021 Quality Reporting Deadline Calendar

Wouldn't it be nice to have a master calendar somewhere that shows all of your quality reporting deadlines? Ask and you shall receive. 
2021 quality reporting deadlines calendar

eCQM Reno: Creating the Program of Your Dreams

Do you watch home improvement shows? I’ll be honest, I freaking love those things. What is it about Fixer Upper or This Old House that keeps us glued to the TV? It’s probably the sense of... 
eCQM Renovations

MIPS 2021 Requirements

What’s the biggest change to MIPS in 2021? To the individual clinician, it’s that they have greater control of their score and incentive money than before. 
2021 MIPS Requirements

Quality Measures and the Success of Hospital-at-Home Programs

It’s no secret that hospital-at-home programs are a rising trend in the healthcare industry. Their lasting success, however, will depend on quality data and the hospital quality departments... 
Quality Measures and the Success of Hospital-at-Home Programs

How CMS Will Calculate Your 2021 Star Rating

CMS made significant changes to the way the Hospital Star Ratings are calculated. They finalized the calculation in the CY 2021 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory... 
2021 CMS Star Ratings Calculation

New eCQM Goals for the New Year

eCQM monitoring and improvement requires dedication and lots of advanced planning. You should do a full review of the annual eCQM updates each year. To help you with this task for the new year ahead,... 
eCQM New Year To-Do List

[Slideshow]: MIPS 2021 Changes from the Final Rule

CMS released the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule which contained the revised MIPS requirements. Next year CMS is upping the minimum score requirements and plans to post your 2018 MIPS... 
Changes to MIPS 2021 final rule

Merry Medisolving with Lane Regional Medical Center

When the COVID-19 outbreak exploded in March and hit its spring peak the following month, businesses across the country closed or moved their services online to continue serving their customers.... 
Merry Medisolving with with Lane Regional Medical Center

Lane Regional Medical Center Transitions to Telemedicine in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

When the COVID-19 outbreak exploded in March and hit its spring peak the following month, businesses across the country closed or moved their services online to continue serving their customers.... 
Lane Regional Medical Center Transitions to Telemedicine in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Merry Medisolving with Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall

This year has not been an easy one. Most of the healthcare headlines include overwhelmed hospitals with limited beds, limited data, increasing patient volumes, furloughs and crushing work... 
Merry Medisolving with Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Discusses Importance of Quality Leaders

This year has not been an easy one. Most of the healthcare headlines include overwhelmed hospitals with limited beds, limited data, increasing patient volumes, furloughs and crushing work... 
Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Discusses Importance of Quality Leaders

Merry Medisolving with the Steward Health Care System

The healthcare system in the U.S. and around the world is becoming increasingly digitized and automated. Yet, when the coronavirus pandemic began showing up in everyone’s emergency departments, it... 
Merry Medisolving with the Steward Health Care System

Steward Health Care System Discusses COVID-19 Impact on Quality Department’s Role

The healthcare system in the U.S. and around the world is becoming increasingly digitized and automated. Yet, when the coronavirus pandemic began showing up in everyone’s emergency departments, it... 
Steward Health Care System Discusses COVID-19 Impact on Quality Department’s Role

Preparing for an Electronic Feast

Happy Thanksgiving! It's time for turkey and potatoes, stuffing and green beans, and especially pie! This year's celebration may look a bit different than normal but the gratefulness we feel on this... 
Preparing for an electronic feast

How to Implement the Safe use of Opioids eCQM (CMS 506)

CMS released a new eCQM in 2020, CMS 506: Safe use of Opioids - Concurrent Prescribing. This measure is available to submit as part of your 2021 Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) requirements. By... 
Implement Opioid eCQM CMS 506

The eCQM Annual Cycle: Two Processes for your Organization

The start of the year is a time of transition...or is it? Shouldn’t we be able to just roll over into the next year and immediately start tracking what’s happening? Yes, of course. And maybe you're... 
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Which States Had the Most Hospitals Penalized for Readmissions

Every year, CMS levies penalties nationwide on hospitals with poor readmission performance. Even in light of everything going on with COVID-19 this year, 83% of hospitals will still be hit with a... 
HRRP Penalties in 2020

[E-Book] Hybrid Readmission Measure Implementation Guide

2021 is a year of significant change for electronic measure reporting. One of the biggest unknowns for hospitals is the new Hybrid Hospital-Wide 30-Day Readmission measure. CMS has decided that the... 
Hybrid Measure Implementation Guide

2021 Joint Commission ORYX Requirements

There are some big changes for The Joint Commission’s ORYX® program in 2021. To be honest, the biggest challenge we foresee is keeping the requirements straight between the ORYX® program and the CMS... 
The Joint Commission 2021 ORYX® Requirements

How to Stop a “Twindemic” from Overcrowding Your Emergency Department

Is it the flu, COVID-19 or a combination of both that’s contributing to the looming threat of busier than usual hospitals? Here’s how to use data to prevent an overcrowded emergency department. 
How to Stop a “Twindemic” from Overcrowding Your Emergency Department

How to Implement the Hybrid Readmission Measure

Did you know that a liger is a real animal? No kidding. It’s a male lion and a female tiger; thus, a liger. When I find myself trying to explain the hybrid readmission measure, I often begin by... 
How to Implement the Hybrid Measure

[E-BOOK] 2021 Hospital IQR Program Requirements

Every year the requirements for the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program change; sometimes slightly and sometimes more drastically. In 2021, there are quite a few changes coming your way.... 
2021 Hospital IQR Program Requirements eBook

2021 Hospital IQR Program Requirements

CMS made some significant changes to the eCQM requirements for the IQR program, which can be found in their 2021 IPPS final rule. You'll want to pay special attention to that category in this post.  
2021 IQR Program Reporting Requirements

2021 IPPS Final Rule: The Big Takeaways

CMS has finalized the 2021 IPPS Final Rule and with that has increased the eCQM requirements for hospitals. Read some of the major takeaways from the final rule. 
2021 IPPS Final Rule

Improving Your Odds of Winning the Value-Based Care Trifecta

One of the hardest bets to win in horseracing is the “Straight Trifecta.” To win, you must correctly pick three horses in one race to finish first (win), second (place) and third (show), in their... 
An infographic about how to succeed in Medicare's three value-base reimbursement programs

Cooking Up Great Clinical Quality Measures

What makes for a great clinical quality measure? My conversational answer is that it’s a lot like a great recipe. Just like a recipe you love, a great clinical quality measure relies on tasty... 
Cooking Up Great Clinical Quality Measures

The Five Stages of Health Care Data Quality Maturity [INFOGRAPHIC]

Reaching a high level of trust in your organization’s performance measurement data is dependent on people, processes and technology all working together to ensure the highest levels of data quality... 
Five Stages of Health Care Data Quality Maturity

2021 MIPS Proposed Rule: Key Highlights

CMS dropped the 2021 PFS proposed rule which contained changes to the MIPS program. Check out our slideshow featuring the highlights of what you should know. 
2021 MIPS Proposed Rule

Looking for Meaningful Use in COVID Reporting

The progress of Meaningful Use In 2009, President Barack Obama, signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) into law. Included in the ARRA were provisions to support Health Information... 
Looking for Meaningful Use in COVID Reporting

Patient Safety: Don’t Let a Case of Mistaken Identity Lead to Tragedy

Ever-changing patient and provider behaviors make it harder for quality managers to match medical records to the right patient. Avoid a case of mistaken identity with the right technology. 
Patient Matching Issues

What Can Your ED Teach You About Sepsis Care?

Sepsis is the most common cause of death in hospitals in the United States. It also happens to be the costliest condition to treat. Most of the sepsis patients at your hospital are diagnosed with... 
Sepsis in Hospitals vs. Emergency Departments

Changes to 2020 MIPS Reporting Requirements

CMS changed the requirements for 2020 MIPS reporting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Actually, it might be more accurate to say they are providing you with more flexibility in what you submit to the... 
Changes to 2020 MIPS Reporting Requirements

2020 Changes to The Joint Commission ORYX® Program

There are some big changes coming to The Joint Commission’s ORYX® program in 2020. Essentially there are three major changes you should be aware of for 2020 reporting. In addition to the changes,... 

Medisolv Launches Innovative AI-Powered Value Maximizer Software Powered by Microsoft Azure

Columbia, MD, July 9, 2020 — The ability to forecast a hospital’s performance and link it to payments three years into the future is invaluable for healthcare organizations. Today, Medisolv announced... 
Medisolv Value Maximizer Powered by Microsoft Azure

50 COVID Quality Reporting Resources for 2020

It’s pretty dark out there. And honestly a 4th of July party may feel a little out of place this year. But when it gets dark, I remember one of my favorite quotes from the famous Mr. Rogers. “When I... 
50 COVID Quality Reporting Resources

2020 Reporting Requirements for the CMS IQR Program

There are essentially seven requirements you must fulfill to successfully complete the IQR program in 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a few changes to the program. We've created a... 
2020 IQR Program Reporting Requirements

2020 Hospital IQR Deadline Calendar

Can you believe we are (mercifully) halfway through this year? It seems like it has stretched into several years. We all feel a bit older and a bit wiser. 

[Decision Tree Guide] Should We Submit Optional Quality Data to CMS?

One of the biggest questions on the minds of Quality leaders is, “should my hospital still submit data for Q1 and Q2 of 2020?” CMS made much of their normal reporting requirements for quality... 
COVID-19 Decision Tree for Optional Data Submission

Medisolv Implements First COVID-19 eCQM

Columbia, MD, June 10, 2020 — COVID-19 is a highly infectious and deadly pandemic. Anecdotal evidence points to a high overall mortality rate in hospitalized patients and a very high mortality rate... 
First COVID-19 eCQM Released

Patient Safety Lessons Learned from the Aviation Industry’s Missteps

If you attended a healthcare conference 20 years ago and heard a presentation on patient safety, you may have heard the speaker compare the number of people who died annually due to medical mistakes... 
Patient Safety Lessons from the Aviation Industry

We Need a Better Way to Measure the Quality of Telehealth Services

Telehealth has become a virtual lifeline, connecting patients to their primary care physicians and other providers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Patients are using telehealth to check symptoms,... 
We Need a Better Way to Measure the Quality of Telehealth Services

Should We Still Abstract Core Measures?

With all the changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals are still trying to stabilize operations. It seems like each week CMS is putting out new press releases about changes to regulations. 
Should We Still Abstract Core Measures?

Proposed Changes to the 2021 Hospital IQR Program

We told you it was coming! And it’s here. Well it’s proposed at least. What are we talking about? CMS is proposing that next year’s eCQM performance be posted on Hospital Compare.  
2021 IPPS Proposed Rule

2020 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.... 
2020 Quality Reporting Bundle

Fueling the Frontline

During this unprecedented time, Medisolv’s leadership has shifted their focus to find ways to help our frontline heroes. 
Swedish Hospital COVID-19 Staff

How to Use Abstracted Core Measures to Improve Stroke Care

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. More than 75% of these are first or “new” strokes. The... 
How to Use Abstracted Core Measures to Improve Stroke Care

Strategies to Enhance Provider Communication During the COVID-19 Experience

In 2009 AHRQ released empathetic communication training for healthcare providers. This training has been modified to meet the needs of the current COVID crisis. 
Strategies to Enhance Provider Communication During the COVID-19 Experience

A Review of the New eCQM: Safe Use of Opioids - Concurrent Prescribing [WEBINAR]

In the 2019 IPPS Final Rule, CMS released their plans to launch and eventually require a brand new eCQM - CMS 506: Safe Use of Opioids - Concurrent Prescribing. CMS has had their eyes on measuring... 
A Review of the New eCQM: Safe Use of Opioids - Concurrent Prescribing

How American Tragedies Shaped Healthcare

Over the course of our nation’s history we’ve faced enormous national challenges. As Americans, we take pride in our ability to overcome these tragedies and remain resilient. The current COVID-19... 

Finding Quality in Our New Normal

During this time of uncertainty, we can use the quality improvement process to help us professionally and personally. Kristen Beatson, our director of electronic measures, reflects on this idea and... 
Finding Quality in Our New Normal

Changes to Quality Reporting in Response to COVID-19

CMS and The Joint Commission have made changes to hospital’s quality reporting requirements for 2019 and 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve summarized the changes below and created a... 
Changes to Quality Reporting in Response to COVID-19

What Should a Quality Leader Do for COVID?

Quality leaders are trained problem solvers especially at a system level and especially in times of crisis – like the one we are currently facing. What can you do as a Quality leader to support the... 
Quality Leaders Face Challenges with COVID

How to Use CMS' Value-Based Programs' Data

Don’t wait for Kaiser Health News to tell you CMS dinged your hospital for having too many readmissions. Start thinking like a mathematician, so you can start doing something about it today. 
CMS Value-Based Care

Medisolv's COVID-19 Preparedness

While the COVID-19 Coronavirus remains a topic of global concern, I want to assure our clients that we are monitoring updates from the CDC, World Health Organization, state and local government... 

Medisolv Launches Innovative AI-Powered Value Maximizer Software for CMS Hospital Programs

Columbia, MD, March 11, 2020 — The ability to forecast a hospital’s performance and link it to payments three years into the future is invaluable for healthcare organizations. Today, Medisolv... 
Medisolv Launches Innovative AI-Powered Value Maximizer Software for CMS Hospital Programs

eCQM Spring Cleaning To-Do List

eCQM monitoring and improvement requires dedication and lots of advanced planning. You should do a full review of the annual eCQM updates each year. To help you with this task, we’ve put together a... 
eCQM Spring Cleaning To-Do List

Medisolv Approved as a 2020 MIPS Qualified Registry for the Quality Payment Program

Columbia, MD, March 4, 2020 — Medisolv, Inc., a recognized leader in quality management solutions, has been approved as a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Qualified Registry for the... 
Medisolv Approved as a 2020 MIPS Qualified Registry for the Quality Payment Program

CMS’ Hybrid Measure: What Your IT Team Needs to Know

New hybrid performance measures in 2020 may test the ability of your quality and IT departments to seamlessly work together. Do you know what it takes to be prepared? Gain valuable insight from our... 
CMS’ Hybrid Measure: What Your IT Team Needs to Know

How to Implement ePC-02

For 2020, The Joint Commission has diverged from CMS and introduced a new eCQM – PC-02 (Cesarean Birth). This new eCQM is an option for 2020 reporting. We’ve had a lot of clients ask questions about... 

Drew Clark Joins Medisolv as Chief Operating Officer

Medisolv, a recognized leader in quality management solutions, today announced that Drew Clark has joined Medisolv as their Chief Operating Officer. 
Drew Clark Joins Medisolv as Chief Operating Officer

Feed Your AI Algorithm with Clinical Quality Measures

Many experts believe the next big trend in quality care is the use of clinical decision support (CDS) tools that are powered by artificial intelligence technologies. Hospitals, doctors, healthcare... 
AI Algorithm with Clinical Quality Measures

Reading the Signs: A Glimpse into the Future of eMeasures

The future of electronic measure reporting has been uncertain to say the least. In the most recent IPPS Final Rule however, there are some interesting signs that eMeasures will be the future of... 
Reading the Signs: A Glimpse into the Future of eMeasures

Five Tactics to Improve Your Star Rating

Medicare’s Hospital Star Ratings system rates more than 4,000 hospitals on their quality performance on a scale of one to five, with five being the best score. These Star Ratings are found on the... 
Medicare Hospital Ratings

Using Behavioral Psychology to Improve Quality Measure Compliance

Getting physicians and others to comply with your healthcare organization’s clinical quality measure reporting requirements can be tricky. However, experts say you can convert those negative habits... 
Improve Quality Measure Compliance

Take a Quality Improvement Road Trip in 2020 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The road to quality improvement and value-based care is paved with clinical quality measures. But there are many potholes, hazards and detours along the way that can slow you down. What can your... 
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[E-BOOK] An Overview of MIPS 2020

This week CMS released the full nationwide results of the second year of MIPS. Participation is at 98% and of the participants 98% met or exceeded the minimum score of 15 points. What they neglected... 
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A Note From Our CEO: The State of Healthcare Quality in 2020

As we say goodbye to the teen years of this century and move beyond the decade of Meaningful Use, it is a good time to look back on how quality measurement and reporting has evolved, and more... 
DrZahidButt

Merry Medisolving: Featuring Uvalde Hospital

A Critical Access Hospital has many things to worry about. Ensuring that your organization is financially sound and an ever-present resource for your community is always a top priority. Valerie... 
Merry-Medisolving-uvalde

Uvalde Hospital Builds Custom Indicators for Financial Comparison

A Critical Access Hospital has many things to worry about. Ensuring that your organization is financially sound and an ever-present resource for your community is always a top priority. Valerie... 
Uvalde Hospital builds custom indicators for financial comparison

5 Tips to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution on Quality Measures

It’s a fact of life that making New Year’s resolutions is easy, but sticking to them is harder. How many times have you vowed to dust off the treadmill and actually use it, only for it to continue... 
2020-Goals

Merry Medisolving: Featuring BJC Health Care

What do you do when you’re told that your healthcare system is being switched from one chart-abstracted vendor to another? In short, you do a lot. This is the situation BJC health care found... 
Merry-Medisolving-BJC

BJC Health Care Switches Chart-Abstracting Vendor from Vizient to Medisolv

What do you do when you’re told that your healthcare system is being switched from one chart-abstracted vendor to another? In short, you do a lot. This is the situation BJC health care found... 
BJC Health Care switches chart-abstracting vendor from Vizient to Medisolv

Merry Medisolving: Featuring Memorial Health Care Systems

There were only 160 hospitals nationwide that participated in the CMS voluntary hybrid readmission measure pilot and Memorial Health Care Systems was one of them. Taunya Schlueter is a clinical... 
Merry-Medisolving-Memorial

Memorial Health Care Participates in Hybrid Measure Pilot Program

There were only 160 hospitals nationwide that participated in the CMS voluntary hybrid readmission measure pilot and Memorial Health Care Systems was one of them. Taunya Schlueter is a clinical... 
Memorial Health Care Participates in Hybrid Measure Pilot Program

Healthcare Quality Reporting Personality Quiz

Ahh Thanksgiving. What a great holiday. A day to be full of gratefulness, love and too much stuffing. This week we are taking a break from our usual education to bring you something fun. A... 
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CMS’ New Hybrid Readmission Measure: A ScreenPlay in One Act

This scripted conversation between a quality analyst and a director of quality management might not be real, but one thing’s for sure: You’ll need to get to know CMS’ new hybrid readmission measure... 
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MIPS 2020 Requirements

Guess what? You might actually be able to make some real money in the MIPS program next year. That's because CMS is upping the minimum and exceptional scores so more of the worst performer’s money... 
2020-MIPS-Requirements

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50 Healthcare Quality Resources for 2021

Happy 4th of July everyone! We hope you have a great day 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 Healthcare Quality Resources for 2021

5 Ways to Optimize eCQM Workflows

Building inpatient eCQMs to submit to Medicare can be a cumbersome process, but if you follow these five tips, you can make your workflows more efficient and improve the accuracy and timeliness of... 

2021 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.... 

How to read an eCQM specification

Hospital eCQM specifications are meant for computers not humans. And yet, it’s up to you as a human (I mean, I assume you’re a human reading this) to interpret this computer document and translate... 
How to Read an eCQM Specification

Hospital Ratings and Rankings: You Are What Your Data Says You Are

There’s an old adage in sports that says you are what your record says you are. No matter what you think, your team is no better or no worse than its win/loss record. And as you’ve no doubt noticed... 
Hospital Ratings and Rankings: You Are What Your Data Says You Are

The Making of a Quality Measure: A Peek Behind the Curtain

There’s a lot that goes into developing a new quality measure before your quality department is required to collect and report it. Take a peek behind the curtain in this Q&A with two experts on... 
The Making of a Quality Measure

The Joint Commission’s Perinatal Measures: Choosing Between Abstracted or Electronic

With little fanfare, The Joint Commission for the first time is allowing accredited hospitals to submit their perinatal care measures digitally as electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) rather... 
The Joint Commission’s Perinatal Measures Are Going Electronic. Should Your Hospital Plug In?

Healthcare Associated Infections: COVID-19’s Impact

Here’s an interesting thought. Healthcare statistics from 2020 will likely carry an asterisk to help explain why that data may be significantly different from years past and historic trends. 
Healthcare Associated Infections: COVID-19’s Impact

[Slideshow] 2022 IPPS Proposed Rule: eCQM & Hybrid Measure Changes

CMS released their 2022 IPPS proposed rule and included changes to the hybrid measure and eCQM requirements. 
2022 IPPS Proposed Rule

The Differences Between The 5 Major Stroke Measure Sets

This post is a guide to understanding the differences between the five major stroke measure sets. It’s a nightmare trying to keep straight this wide range of acronym-filled information. So, I’ve... 
The Differences Between The 5 Major Stroke Measures Sets

8 Things Quality Directors Need to Know About Future Outcomes-Based Quality Measures

How medical care is provided and paid for in the future will be all about outcomes and very little about structures and processes. It won’t be about whether you prescribed a beta blocker to a heart... 
8 Things Quality Directors Need to Know About Future Outcomes-Based Quality Measures

14 Ways Quality Leaders Can Streamline Clinical Documentation for Clinicians

Picture this: You’ve entered a cake baking contest and are responsible for baking, decorating and serving a beautiful and delicious cake, but you must rely on others to provide the correct amounts of... 
Streamline Clinical Documentation for Clinicians

CMS Web Interface: Options for Transitioning to a New Reporting Method by 2022

CMS is sunsetting the CMS Web Interface measures by 2022, this blog walks you through your options for reporting in 2022. 
CMS Web Interface: Options for Transitioning to a New Reporting Method by 2022

Using the New Opioid eCQM to Improve Prescribing Practices and Patient Care

Next year, CMS requires hospitals to submit the new Opioid eCQM to the IQR program. The data you submit will be publicly reported. This new eCQM does more than tell the public about your hospital’s... 
How Quality Directors Can Use the New Opioid eCQM to Improve Prescribing Practices and Patient Care

A Survey of Quality Leaders: Reflections from One Year of COVID

We know this year has been hard for everyone, especially our healthcare workers. We asked 150 quality leaders for their reflections on the last year, their responses are deeply moving. 
Reflections from One Year of COVID

Quality Superstar: Margaret O’Kane of NCQA on Using Quality Measures to Bring Accountability to Telehealth

No telemedicine visit is the same. Wide variations in electronic patient visits and the platforms on which they’re conducted are the result of a nationwide pivot almost overnight to virtual care... 
Quality Superstar: Margaret O’Kane of NCQA on Using Quality Measures to Bring Accountability to Telehealth

COVID Mortality Analysis of 547 Medisolv Hospitals Over Nine Months

As COVID-19 cases continue to tax hospitals, we felt it was worth diving into the data to see if there were any insights for quality departments. We pulled positive COVID-19 cases from 547 of our... 

Using Your eCQM Data for COVID-19 Process Improvement

Read our COVID Mortality Analysis of 547 Medisolv Hospitals Over Nine Months. We are on an ever-evolving COVID-19 treatment path. A year ago, your hospital was worried about diagnosing COVID-19... 
Using Your eCQM Data for COVID-19 Process Improvement

[E-BOOK] Your 2021 MIPS Requirements

CMS is attempting to streamline the options for reporting to the Quality Payment Program in 2022. As a result, provider organizations will need to find a new way of capturing and reporting to MIPS... 
MIPS 2021 eBook

5 Pro Tips for Quality Departments Facing an EHR Conversion

When healthcare organizations switch EHR systems, or dramatically upgrade their existing ones, they don’t usually do it to make life easier for quality managers. They do it for strategic clinical,... 
5 Pro Tips for Quality Departments Facing an EHR Conversion

2021 Quality Reporting Deadline Calendar

Wouldn't it be nice to have a master calendar somewhere that shows all of your quality reporting deadlines? Ask and you shall receive. 
2021 quality reporting deadlines calendar

eCQM Reno: Creating the Program of Your Dreams

Do you watch home improvement shows? I’ll be honest, I freaking love those things. What is it about Fixer Upper or This Old House that keeps us glued to the TV? It’s probably the sense of... 
eCQM Renovations

MIPS 2021 Requirements

What’s the biggest change to MIPS in 2021? To the individual clinician, it’s that they have greater control of their score and incentive money than before. 
2021 MIPS Requirements

Quality Measures and the Success of Hospital-at-Home Programs

It’s no secret that hospital-at-home programs are a rising trend in the healthcare industry. Their lasting success, however, will depend on quality data and the hospital quality departments... 
Quality Measures and the Success of Hospital-at-Home Programs

How CMS Will Calculate Your 2021 Star Rating

CMS made significant changes to the way the Hospital Star Ratings are calculated. They finalized the calculation in the CY 2021 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory... 
2021 CMS Star Ratings Calculation

New eCQM Goals for the New Year

eCQM monitoring and improvement requires dedication and lots of advanced planning. You should do a full review of the annual eCQM updates each year. To help you with this task for the new year ahead,... 
eCQM New Year To-Do List

[Slideshow]: MIPS 2021 Changes from the Final Rule

CMS released the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule which contained the revised MIPS requirements. Next year CMS is upping the minimum score requirements and plans to post your 2018 MIPS... 
Changes to MIPS 2021 final rule

Merry Medisolving with Lane Regional Medical Center

When the COVID-19 outbreak exploded in March and hit its spring peak the following month, businesses across the country closed or moved their services online to continue serving their customers.... 
Merry Medisolving with with Lane Regional Medical Center

Lane Regional Medical Center Transitions to Telemedicine in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

When the COVID-19 outbreak exploded in March and hit its spring peak the following month, businesses across the country closed or moved their services online to continue serving their customers.... 
Lane Regional Medical Center Transitions to Telemedicine in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Merry Medisolving with Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall

This year has not been an easy one. Most of the healthcare headlines include overwhelmed hospitals with limited beds, limited data, increasing patient volumes, furloughs and crushing work... 
Merry Medisolving with Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Discusses Importance of Quality Leaders

This year has not been an easy one. Most of the healthcare headlines include overwhelmed hospitals with limited beds, limited data, increasing patient volumes, furloughs and crushing work... 
Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Discusses Importance of Quality Leaders

Merry Medisolving with the Steward Health Care System

The healthcare system in the U.S. and around the world is becoming increasingly digitized and automated. Yet, when the coronavirus pandemic began showing up in everyone’s emergency departments, it... 
Merry Medisolving with the Steward Health Care System

Steward Health Care System Discusses COVID-19 Impact on Quality Department’s Role

The healthcare system in the U.S. and around the world is becoming increasingly digitized and automated. Yet, when the coronavirus pandemic began showing up in everyone’s emergency departments, it... 
Steward Health Care System Discusses COVID-19 Impact on Quality Department’s Role

Preparing for an Electronic Feast

Happy Thanksgiving! It's time for turkey and potatoes, stuffing and green beans, and especially pie! This year's celebration may look a bit different than normal but the gratefulness we feel on this... 
Preparing for an electronic feast

How to Implement the Safe use of Opioids eCQM (CMS 506)

CMS released a new eCQM in 2020, CMS 506: Safe use of Opioids - Concurrent Prescribing. This measure is available to submit as part of your 2021 Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) requirements. By... 
Implement Opioid eCQM CMS 506

The eCQM Annual Cycle: Two Processes for your Organization

The start of the year is a time of transition...or is it? Shouldn’t we be able to just roll over into the next year and immediately start tracking what’s happening? Yes, of course. And maybe you're... 
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Which States Had the Most Hospitals Penalized for Readmissions

Every year, CMS levies penalties nationwide on hospitals with poor readmission performance. Even in light of everything going on with COVID-19 this year, 83% of hospitals will still be hit with a... 
HRRP Penalties in 2020

[E-Book] Hybrid Readmission Measure Implementation Guide

2021 is a year of significant change for electronic measure reporting. One of the biggest unknowns for hospitals is the new Hybrid Hospital-Wide 30-Day Readmission measure. CMS has decided that the... 
Hybrid Measure Implementation Guide

2021 Joint Commission ORYX Requirements

There are some big changes for The Joint Commission’s ORYX® program in 2021. To be honest, the biggest challenge we foresee is keeping the requirements straight between the ORYX® program and the CMS... 
The Joint Commission 2021 ORYX® Requirements

How to Stop a “Twindemic” from Overcrowding Your Emergency Department

Is it the flu, COVID-19 or a combination of both that’s contributing to the looming threat of busier than usual hospitals? Here’s how to use data to prevent an overcrowded emergency department. 
How to Stop a “Twindemic” from Overcrowding Your Emergency Department

How to Implement the Hybrid Readmission Measure

Did you know that a liger is a real animal? No kidding. It’s a male lion and a female tiger; thus, a liger. When I find myself trying to explain the hybrid readmission measure, I often begin by... 
How to Implement the Hybrid Measure

[E-BOOK] 2021 Hospital IQR Program Requirements

Every year the requirements for the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program change; sometimes slightly and sometimes more drastically. In 2021, there are quite a few changes coming your way.... 
2021 Hospital IQR Program Requirements eBook

2021 Hospital IQR Program Requirements

CMS made some significant changes to the eCQM requirements for the IQR program, which can be found in their 2021 IPPS final rule. You'll want to pay special attention to that category in this post.  
2021 IQR Program Reporting Requirements

2021 IPPS Final Rule: The Big Takeaways

CMS has finalized the 2021 IPPS Final Rule and with that has increased the eCQM requirements for hospitals. Read some of the major takeaways from the final rule. 
2021 IPPS Final Rule

Improving Your Odds of Winning the Value-Based Care Trifecta

One of the hardest bets to win in horseracing is the “Straight Trifecta.” To win, you must correctly pick three horses in one race to finish first (win), second (place) and third (show), in their... 
An infographic about how to succeed in Medicare's three value-base reimbursement programs

Cooking Up Great Clinical Quality Measures

What makes for a great clinical quality measure? My conversational answer is that it’s a lot like a great recipe. Just like a recipe you love, a great clinical quality measure relies on tasty... 
Cooking Up Great Clinical Quality Measures

The Five Stages of Health Care Data Quality Maturity [INFOGRAPHIC]

Reaching a high level of trust in your organization’s performance measurement data is dependent on people, processes and technology all working together to ensure the highest levels of data quality... 
Five Stages of Health Care Data Quality Maturity

2021 MIPS Proposed Rule: Key Highlights

CMS dropped the 2021 PFS proposed rule which contained changes to the MIPS program. Check out our slideshow featuring the highlights of what you should know. 
2021 MIPS Proposed Rule

Looking for Meaningful Use in COVID Reporting

The progress of Meaningful Use In 2009, President Barack Obama, signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) into law. Included in the ARRA were provisions to support Health Information... 
Looking for Meaningful Use in COVID Reporting

Patient Safety: Don’t Let a Case of Mistaken Identity Lead to Tragedy

Ever-changing patient and provider behaviors make it harder for quality managers to match medical records to the right patient. Avoid a case of mistaken identity with the right technology. 
Patient Matching Issues

What Can Your ED Teach You About Sepsis Care?

Sepsis is the most common cause of death in hospitals in the United States. It also happens to be the costliest condition to treat. Most of the sepsis patients at your hospital are diagnosed with... 
Sepsis in Hospitals vs. Emergency Departments

Changes to 2020 MIPS Reporting Requirements

CMS changed the requirements for 2020 MIPS reporting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Actually, it might be more accurate to say they are providing you with more flexibility in what you submit to the... 
Changes to 2020 MIPS Reporting Requirements

2020 Changes to The Joint Commission ORYX® Program

There are some big changes coming to The Joint Commission’s ORYX® program in 2020. Essentially there are three major changes you should be aware of for 2020 reporting. In addition to the changes,... 

Medisolv Launches Innovative AI-Powered Value Maximizer Software Powered by Microsoft Azure

Columbia, MD, July 9, 2020 — The ability to forecast a hospital’s performance and link it to payments three years into the future is invaluable for healthcare organizations. Today, Medisolv announced... 
Medisolv Value Maximizer Powered by Microsoft Azure

50 COVID Quality Reporting Resources for 2020

It’s pretty dark out there. And honestly a 4th of July party may feel a little out of place this year. But when it gets dark, I remember one of my favorite quotes from the famous Mr. Rogers. “When I... 
50 COVID Quality Reporting Resources

2020 Reporting Requirements for the CMS IQR Program

There are essentially seven requirements you must fulfill to successfully complete the IQR program in 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a few changes to the program. We've created a... 
2020 IQR Program Reporting Requirements

2020 Hospital IQR Deadline Calendar

Can you believe we are (mercifully) halfway through this year? It seems like it has stretched into several years. We all feel a bit older and a bit wiser. 

[Decision Tree Guide] Should We Submit Optional Quality Data to CMS?

One of the biggest questions on the minds of Quality leaders is, “should my hospital still submit data for Q1 and Q2 of 2020?” CMS made much of their normal reporting requirements for quality... 
COVID-19 Decision Tree for Optional Data Submission

Medisolv Implements First COVID-19 eCQM

Columbia, MD, June 10, 2020 — COVID-19 is a highly infectious and deadly pandemic. Anecdotal evidence points to a high overall mortality rate in hospitalized patients and a very high mortality rate... 
First COVID-19 eCQM Released

Patient Safety Lessons Learned from the Aviation Industry’s Missteps

If you attended a healthcare conference 20 years ago and heard a presentation on patient safety, you may have heard the speaker compare the number of people who died annually due to medical mistakes... 
Patient Safety Lessons from the Aviation Industry

We Need a Better Way to Measure the Quality of Telehealth Services

Telehealth has become a virtual lifeline, connecting patients to their primary care physicians and other providers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Patients are using telehealth to check symptoms,... 
We Need a Better Way to Measure the Quality of Telehealth Services

Should We Still Abstract Core Measures?

With all the changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals are still trying to stabilize operations. It seems like each week CMS is putting out new press releases about changes to regulations. 
Should We Still Abstract Core Measures?

Proposed Changes to the 2021 Hospital IQR Program

We told you it was coming! And it’s here. Well it’s proposed at least. What are we talking about? CMS is proposing that next year’s eCQM performance be posted on Hospital Compare.  
2021 IPPS Proposed Rule

2020 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.... 
2020 Quality Reporting Bundle

Fueling the Frontline

During this unprecedented time, Medisolv’s leadership has shifted their focus to find ways to help our frontline heroes. 
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How to Use Abstracted Core Measures to Improve Stroke Care

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. More than 75% of these are first or “new” strokes. The... 
How to Use Abstracted Core Measures to Improve Stroke Care

Strategies to Enhance Provider Communication During the COVID-19 Experience

In 2009 AHRQ released empathetic communication training for healthcare providers. This training has been modified to meet the needs of the current COVID crisis. 
Strategies to Enhance Provider Communication During the COVID-19 Experience

A Review of the New eCQM: Safe Use of Opioids - Concurrent Prescribing [WEBINAR]

In the 2019 IPPS Final Rule, CMS released their plans to launch and eventually require a brand new eCQM - CMS 506: Safe Use of Opioids - Concurrent Prescribing. CMS has had their eyes on measuring... 
A Review of the New eCQM: Safe Use of Opioids - Concurrent Prescribing

How American Tragedies Shaped Healthcare

Over the course of our nation’s history we’ve faced enormous national challenges. As Americans, we take pride in our ability to overcome these tragedies and remain resilient. The current COVID-19... 

Finding Quality in Our New Normal

During this time of uncertainty, we can use the quality improvement process to help us professionally and personally. Kristen Beatson, our director of electronic measures, reflects on this idea and... 
Finding Quality in Our New Normal

Changes to Quality Reporting in Response to COVID-19

CMS and The Joint Commission have made changes to hospital’s quality reporting requirements for 2019 and 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve summarized the changes below and created a... 
Changes to Quality Reporting in Response to COVID-19

What Should a Quality Leader Do for COVID?

Quality leaders are trained problem solvers especially at a system level and especially in times of crisis – like the one we are currently facing. What can you do as a Quality leader to support the... 
Quality Leaders Face Challenges with COVID

How to Use CMS' Value-Based Programs' Data

Don’t wait for Kaiser Health News to tell you CMS dinged your hospital for having too many readmissions. Start thinking like a mathematician, so you can start doing something about it today. 
CMS Value-Based Care

Medisolv's COVID-19 Preparedness

While the COVID-19 Coronavirus remains a topic of global concern, I want to assure our clients that we are monitoring updates from the CDC, World Health Organization, state and local government... 

Medisolv Launches Innovative AI-Powered Value Maximizer Software for CMS Hospital Programs

Columbia, MD, March 11, 2020 — The ability to forecast a hospital’s performance and link it to payments three years into the future is invaluable for healthcare organizations. Today, Medisolv... 
Medisolv Launches Innovative AI-Powered Value Maximizer Software for CMS Hospital Programs

eCQM Spring Cleaning To-Do List

eCQM monitoring and improvement requires dedication and lots of advanced planning. You should do a full review of the annual eCQM updates each year. To help you with this task, we’ve put together a... 
eCQM Spring Cleaning To-Do List

Medisolv Approved as a 2020 MIPS Qualified Registry for the Quality Payment Program

Columbia, MD, March 4, 2020 — Medisolv, Inc., a recognized leader in quality management solutions, has been approved as a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Qualified Registry for the... 
Medisolv Approved as a 2020 MIPS Qualified Registry for the Quality Payment Program

CMS’ Hybrid Measure: What Your IT Team Needs to Know

New hybrid performance measures in 2020 may test the ability of your quality and IT departments to seamlessly work together. Do you know what it takes to be prepared? Gain valuable insight from our... 
CMS’ Hybrid Measure: What Your IT Team Needs to Know

How to Implement ePC-02

For 2020, The Joint Commission has diverged from CMS and introduced a new eCQM – PC-02 (Cesarean Birth). This new eCQM is an option for 2020 reporting. We’ve had a lot of clients ask questions about... 

Drew Clark Joins Medisolv as Chief Operating Officer

Medisolv, a recognized leader in quality management solutions, today announced that Drew Clark has joined Medisolv as their Chief Operating Officer. 
Drew Clark Joins Medisolv as Chief Operating Officer

Feed Your AI Algorithm with Clinical Quality Measures

Many experts believe the next big trend in quality care is the use of clinical decision support (CDS) tools that are powered by artificial intelligence technologies. Hospitals, doctors, healthcare... 
AI Algorithm with Clinical Quality Measures

Reading the Signs: A Glimpse into the Future of eMeasures

The future of electronic measure reporting has been uncertain to say the least. In the most recent IPPS Final Rule however, there are some interesting signs that eMeasures will be the future of... 
Reading the Signs: A Glimpse into the Future of eMeasures

Five Tactics to Improve Your Star Rating

Medicare’s Hospital Star Ratings system rates more than 4,000 hospitals on their quality performance on a scale of one to five, with five being the best score. These Star Ratings are found on the... 
Medicare Hospital Ratings

Using Behavioral Psychology to Improve Quality Measure Compliance

Getting physicians and others to comply with your healthcare organization’s clinical quality measure reporting requirements can be tricky. However, experts say you can convert those negative habits... 
Improve Quality Measure Compliance

Take a Quality Improvement Road Trip in 2020 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The road to quality improvement and value-based care is paved with clinical quality measures. But there are many potholes, hazards and detours along the way that can slow you down. What can your... 
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[E-BOOK] An Overview of MIPS 2020

This week CMS released the full nationwide results of the second year of MIPS. Participation is at 98% and of the participants 98% met or exceeded the minimum score of 15 points. What they neglected... 
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A Note From Our CEO: The State of Healthcare Quality in 2020

As we say goodbye to the teen years of this century and move beyond the decade of Meaningful Use, it is a good time to look back on how quality measurement and reporting has evolved, and more... 
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Merry Medisolving: Featuring Uvalde Hospital

A Critical Access Hospital has many things to worry about. Ensuring that your organization is financially sound and an ever-present resource for your community is always a top priority. Valerie... 
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Uvalde Hospital Builds Custom Indicators for Financial Comparison

A Critical Access Hospital has many things to worry about. Ensuring that your organization is financially sound and an ever-present resource for your community is always a top priority. Valerie... 
Uvalde Hospital builds custom indicators for financial comparison

5 Tips to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution on Quality Measures

It’s a fact of life that making New Year’s resolutions is easy, but sticking to them is harder. How many times have you vowed to dust off the treadmill and actually use it, only for it to continue... 
2020-Goals

Merry Medisolving: Featuring BJC Health Care

What do you do when you’re told that your healthcare system is being switched from one chart-abstracted vendor to another? In short, you do a lot. This is the situation BJC health care found... 
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BJC Health Care Switches Chart-Abstracting Vendor from Vizient to Medisolv

What do you do when you’re told that your healthcare system is being switched from one chart-abstracted vendor to another? In short, you do a lot. This is the situation BJC health care found... 
BJC Health Care switches chart-abstracting vendor from Vizient to Medisolv

Merry Medisolving: Featuring Memorial Health Care Systems

There were only 160 hospitals nationwide that participated in the CMS voluntary hybrid readmission measure pilot and Memorial Health Care Systems was one of them. Taunya Schlueter is a clinical... 
Merry-Medisolving-Memorial

Memorial Health Care Participates in Hybrid Measure Pilot Program

There were only 160 hospitals nationwide that participated in the CMS voluntary hybrid readmission measure pilot and Memorial Health Care Systems was one of them. Taunya Schlueter is a clinical... 
Memorial Health Care Participates in Hybrid Measure Pilot Program

Healthcare Quality Reporting Personality Quiz

Ahh Thanksgiving. What a great holiday. A day to be full of gratefulness, love and too much stuffing. This week we are taking a break from our usual education to bring you something fun. A... 
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CMS’ New Hybrid Readmission Measure: A ScreenPlay in One Act

This scripted conversation between a quality analyst and a director of quality management might not be real, but one thing’s for sure: You’ll need to get to know CMS’ new hybrid readmission measure... 
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MIPS 2020 Requirements

Guess what? You might actually be able to make some real money in the MIPS program next year. That's because CMS is upping the minimum and exceptional scores so more of the worst performer’s money... 
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