A Note From Our CEO: The State of Health Care in 2019

The problems facing our health care system are numerous. As a former practicing physician, I’ve experienced first-hand what it’s like to feel pulled in 20 different directions – trying to cut costs while providing the best care possible for my patients. Now as CEO of a technology company, I have experienced the system from the other side. Even after 25 years of navigating our health care system as a physician, I found myself learning aspects of this complicated system all over again.

As I reflected on 2018, I realized how much health care played a role in many conversations. I share some of my observations regarding the current state of health care in America and attempt to make a few predictions for 2019.

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MIPS eCQMs vs Registry Measures: What’s the difference?

In the MIPS program, there are several different sets of quality measures that are available for the Quality category. You may have heard various terms thrown around: eCQM, Registry and QCDR. Depending upon your practice's situation, one of these "collection types" (as CMS refers to them) may be better suited for your needs. Typically most practices find themselves debating on whether they should use eCQMs or Registry measures for their Quality category data requirements. So what's the difference? 

Today, we are going to review the difference between these two common measure types.

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[E-BOOK] A Beginner's Guide to MIPS Year 3

Welcome to 2019! This year is sure to bring many exciting changes, and yes, some difficult challenges to the health care space. But don't get bogged down. Start your year off right by getting a jump on your regulatory requirements. 

Did you know that you should already be tracking some of your MIPS measures ? Remember that there is a greater risk and reward factor this year, so your MIPS performance is more important than ever.

Medisolv has the tools to help your organization gear up for quality reporting success. In this FREE 24-page eBook, you’ll learn about MIPS Year 3 and find all the information needed to complete the program in 2019. 

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Our Most Popular Content of 2018

Can you believe another year has come and gone? 2018 was an interesting year in the health care space. It was full of changing policy decisions and technology innovations that will surely impact our health care system for years to come.

We’ve taken a look back at all of our content throughout the year and surfaced our most popular pieces of 2018.

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Merry Medisolving: Featuring Amanda Schwerdtfeger

 


Featuring: Amanda schwerdtfeger from Pella regional health center

Name: Amanda Schwerdtfeger
Job Title: Clinical Informatics Advisor
Hospital: Pella Regional Health Center
Favorite holiday tradition: Every year since I was little, we would find an entire weekend to dedicate to cookie baking! Many times, it was with another family, and we would bake literally hundreds of cookies and give them as gifts to neighbors and friends.  We made so many great memories and cookies too!
Cookies with a glass of milk...or cookies dunked in milk: Definitely dunked in milk!

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Merry Medisolving: Featuring Rachel Lewallen & Priscilla Adams

 


Featuring: Rachel Lewallen & Priscilla Adams from Habersham Medical Center

Name: Rachel Lewallen
Job Title: Performance Improvement Coordinator
What's the best gift you ever got during the holidays: Homemade ornaments from my child
Would you rather take over for Santa or Elf on the Shelf:  Santa

Hospital: Habersham Medical Center

 

Name: Priscilla Adams
Job Title: Performance Improvement Manager
What's the best gift you ever got during the holidays: My daughter who was born on December 7
Would you rather take over for Santa or Elf on the Shelf: Elf on the Shelf
Hospital: Habersham Medical Center

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Merry Medisolving: Featuring Kathy Bergeron

 


Featuring: Kathy Bergeron from Lane Regional

Name: Kathy Bergeron
Job Title: Performance Improvement Officer
Hospital: Lane Regional
If you had to listen to a holiday song on repeat for a week straight, which song would you choose: Oh Holy Night
Cookies or pie: Warm chocolate chip cookie

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Merry Medisolving: Featuring Lynn Miller

Featuring: Lynn Miller from Doylestown Health

Name: Lynn Miller
Job Title: Director of Applications
Hospital: Doylestown Health
Favorite holiday tradition: We get oranges from Florida and then my husband makes fresh squeezed orange juice every year for the holidays. It’s those traditions that I didn’t even know I was creating when my kids were young.
Hot chocolate with or without marshmallows: No marshmallows…whipped cream!

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Keep Your Eyes on the MIPS Reporting Pie

Happy Thanksgiving!

How bad are you hurting right now? Are you wishing you didn’t have that second/third/fourth serving yesterday?

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2019 MIPS Requirements

Are you ready for MIPS in 2019? Ok, don’t give me that look. I know 2018 isn’t over yet, but it’s never too early to prepare! The good news is that MIPS Year 3 doesn’t look all that different from this year. That being said, the risk/reward factor is different. In addition to having to score more points in 2019 to avoid a penalty, you could lose up to -7% to your Medicare reimbursements if you don’t … ouch.

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eCQMs 101 eCourse

Get started with electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) with this 101 course covering the basics of understanding eCQMs.

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Understanding MIPS eCourse

In this course you’ll learn the basics of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and the specifics of what’s required for successful completion of MIPS.

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Cost Accounting eCourse

This basic course will explain to you how to get cost accounting system set up quickly in your hospital.

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