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      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... 

      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

      What is Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Data?

      The Covid pandemic not only uncovered significant data gaps in our public health system but also identified a need to better understand the intersection of how social determinants of health impacts... 

      Medisolv Announces Top eCQM Performers

      Columbia, MD, April 22, 2022 — Medisolv, Inc., a leader in quality management software, today announced their Top Inpatient eCQM (electronic clinical quality measures) Performers of quarter 4 (Q4) of... 
      Medisolv Announces Top eCQM Performers of Q4 2021

      [Slideshow] 2023 IPPS Proposed Rule: IQR & PI Changes

      CMS released the 2023 IPPS proposed rule. In it there was a huge emphasis on health equity and maternal care. You can see this reflected in the changes to your Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR)... 
      2023 IPPS Proposed Rule Slideshow

      Value-Based Care vs. Fee for Service: Are We There Yet?

      The healthcare industry’s journey from fee-for-service reimbursement to value-based reimbursement has been long and slow. How far have we come? And how far do we still need to go?  

      [E-BOOK] MIPS MVPs: A 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 Guidebook

      dQMs: Preparing for the Unknown

      The acronym dQM has been floating around the healthcare sphere more regularly since CMS put their intention to go completely digital by 2025 in the last IPPS final rule. I’ve found that these... 

      STEMI: The First eCQM for the OQR Program

      For over a decade CMS has been incorporating Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) into the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program. For the first time, CMS has released an eCQM for the... 

      [E-BOOK] Your 2022 MIPS Requirements

      Whether you are responsible for one group of physicians or many groups (like an ACO), the key to MIPS reporting success year will be understanding your reporting requirements. 

      How Technology Can Help Quality Departments Cope with the Great Resignation

      Among the long-term effects of the pandemic is the “great resignation,” which is putting a strain on hospital quality departments’ ability to measure and monitor patient safety and quality. In this... 

      Understanding SAFER Guides and a Review of your 2022 PI Requirements

      The Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program originally was known as the Meaningful Use program and got started back in 2009. The program was initiated to get hospitals up and running with their... 
      Understanding SAFER Guides

      7 Questions to Ask a Healthcare Quality Improvement Vendor Before You Sign on the Dotted Line

      Finding the right quality improvement vendor can feel like a blur of product demos and proposals. Here are 7 questions you should ask every vendor to make sure they’re more than just a great sales... 
      7 Ways to Vet a Healthcare Quality Improvement Vendor

      Four New eCQMs Added to Medisolv’s ENCOR Software

      Columbia, MD, February 23, 2022 — Medisolv, Inc., a leader in quality management software, released four new eCQMs in their ENCOR for Electronic Hospital Measure software a year ahead of regulatory... 
      Four New eCQMs Added to Medisolv’s ENCOR Software

      How to Implement the Hybrid Mortality Measure

      A new hybrid measure is on the horizon. Yes, another new measure that will be required for successful completion of your IQR program requirements. Here’s everything you need to know. 
      Implementing the Hybrid Mortality Measure

      2022 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. 
      2022 Quality Reporting Dates and Deadlines Calendar

      Keeping eCQM Resolutions Throughout the New Year

      It wasn’t that long ago that we were talking about Y2K and stockpiling peanut butter and rice. Today when we look back at that time period, we laugh at our overreaction, but tell me truthfully - how... 

      How to Successfully Implement ePC-06

      The Joint Commission introduced a new perinatal eCQM last year—ePC-06 (Unexpected Complications in Term Newborns)—for accredited hospitals that deliver more than 300 babies a year. Kristen Beatson,... 
      ePC-06 Measure Implementation

      Medisolv Approved as CMS QCDR for 2022

      Columbia, MD, January 27, 2022 — Medisolv, Inc., a leader in quality management software, is pleased to announce that the Medisolv Clinical Registry has been approved as a QCDR (Qualified Clinical... 
      Medisolv QCDR 2022

      Medisolv Appoints Bryan Hoke as Chief Growth Officer

      Columbia, MD, January 20, 2022 — Medisolv, Inc., a leader in quality management software, announced today the appointment of Bryan Hoke to the company’s executive leadership team as chief growth... 
      Bryan Hoke Medisolv Chief Growth Officer

      The 10 Biggest Takeaways for MIPS Success in 2022

      It’s officially go time for your MIPS 2022 Performance Year. What’s your team’s game plan? Here are the top 10 things to keep in mind as you whiteboard your strategy for MIPS success in 2022 and... 
      MIPS Success in 2022

      How Does Digital Equity in Healthcare Affect Quality Data?

      The digital divide can affect patients’ access to and acceptance of telehealth. Tannis Hargrove of the University of Montana Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities explains what quality managers... 

      eCQM Benchmark Report & Top Performing Hospital List

      eCQM Benchmark Report & Top Performing Hospital List For the first time, Medisolv is releasing to the public the top eCQM performers of Q1-Q3 of 2021 along with an exclusive inpatient eCQM benchmark... 
      eCWM Benchmark Reports

      Medisolv Announces Top Inpatient eCQM Performers of 2021

      Columbia, MD, January 5, 2022 — Medisolv, Inc., a leader in quality management software, today announced their Top Inpatient eCQM (electronic clinical quality measures) Performers of quarter 1 (Q1)... 
      Medisolv Announces Top Inpatient eCQM Performers of 2021

      A Note From Our CEO: The Quest for Healthcare Quality Continues in 2022

      The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping care delivery which is also impacting quality measures performance. How will that play out in the year ahead? What other trends will affect the work of quality... 

      Merry Medisolving featuring Citizens Medical Center

      Despite its smaller size, Citizens Medical Center is classified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an urban medical center. It’s a classification the hospital doesn’t take lightly.... 
      Merry Medisolving featuring Citizens Medical Center

      Merry Medisolving featuring St. Anthony Regional Hospital

      A veteran nurse and quality leader, Sandi Cook has witnessed a lot of ups and downs in the decade-long journey from meaningful use to MIPS. We chatted with her over Zoom to discuss the latest bump in... 
      Merry Medisolving Featuring St. Anthony Regional Hospital

      Merry Medisolving featuring Grady Health

      Change is good. But, if we’re being honest, it can also be scary, stressful, and downright miserable. In the last two years, the quality improvement team at Grady Health in Atlanta has survived... 
      Merry Medisolving featuring Grady Health

      Merry Medisolving featuring Salem Regional Medical Center

      When you’ve been measuring and monitoring eCQMs for as long as Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has, you learn a thing or two. We asked members of SRMC’s CQI team to share with us the most... 
      Merry Medisolving Salem Regional Medical Center

      CMS vs TJC: 2022 Measure List Comparison

      How are you feeling today? A little comma induced from yesterday's excessive eating? Perhaps you are reading this while still in your pajamas? Ah, yes. That is such a good feeling. 
      CMS vs TJC 2022 Measure List Comparison

      7 Ways You Can Protect Your Quality Data from Cyber Attacks

      Cybercriminals want what you have: patient health information. But there are ways you can protect your quality data from ransomware and other cyber attacks, according to Medisolv’s Phil Holmes. 
      7 Ways You Can Protect Your Quality Data from Cyber Attacks

      [Slideshow]: MIPS 2022 Changes from the Final Rule

      The traditional MIPS program is proposed to close its doors by 2027. But don’t get too excited. It doesn’t mean that your Eligible Clinicians can stop reporting. Honestly, it’s actually going to... 
      2022 MIPS Final Rule

      Which States Had the Most Hospitals Penalized for Readmissions in 2022

      Every year, CMS levies penalties nationwide on hospitals with poor readmission performance. Although they did remove some data from consideration because of the pandemic 82% of hospitals will still... 
      Which States Had the Most Hospitals Penalized for Readmissions in 2022

      [E-BOOK] Position Quality as an Enterprise-Wide Strategic Asset

      It seems like everyone is talking about quality these days. As a quality leader first and foremost you’re focused on improving the care of your patients, but somehow, you find yourself dedicating... 
      Position Quality as an Enterprise-Wide Strategic Asset

      What’s a Good Opioid eCQM Score?

      Before we reveal the what, let’s talk about the why. Why did CMS create an opioid eCQM that the federal agency is requiring hospitals to submit starting on Jan. 1, 2022? You, as a hospital or health... 
      What is a Good Opioid eCQM Score?

      2022 Joint Commission ORYX Requirements

      The Joint Commission quietly released their 2022 ORYX® requirements this week. Or rather, I should say they were a bit buried beneath the announcement that The Joint Commission’s DDS platform is shut... 
      2022 TJC ORYX Requirements

      What is Health Information Bi-Directional Exchange?

      Over the years, how a patient’s healthcare information has been handled has changed drastically. For most of the 20th century, patients’ health records were housed in paper form, which was subject to... 
      What is Health Information Bi-Directional Exchange?

      Medisolv’s ENCOR Software Earns ONC Health IT CURES Certification

      Columbia, MD, October 6, 2021 — Medisolv, Inc., a leader in quality management software, has achieved Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-Health IT) 2015 CURES... 
      Medisolv’s ENCOR Software Earns ONC Health IT CURES Certification

      [E-BOOK] 2022 Hospital IQR Requirements

      Each year the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program makes changes; sometimes slight and sometimes more drastic. In 2022, there are a few changes coming your way. For instance, did you know... 
      2022 IQR Program Requirements eBook

      2022 Hospital IQR Requirements

      If it's September, it's time for you and your quality department to start preparing for the next year’s Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program requirements. Here, we’ll give you a quick... 
      2022 Hospital IQR Program Requirements

      Healthcare-Associated Infections and COVID-19: An Update

      The COVID-19 pandemic had a direct impact on how quality leaders like you do your jobs. From workplaces to workflows to workloads, everything changed in 2020. 
      HAI Infections and COVID-19

      Patient Safety in the Time of COVID: 13 Ways to Improve Patient Matching at Your Hospital Now

      Patient matching is vital to patient safety and is, in some cases, a matter of life or death. An exposé by Politico,"Inside America's Covid-reporting breakdown," illustrates why quality leaders like... 
      13 Ways to Improve Patient Matching at Your Hospital

      A Comprehensive List of 2021 Chart-Abstracted Measure Requirements

      The number of chart-abstracted measures you are required to abstract and submit varies by which programs you qualify for and which certifications your organization wants. 
      2021 Chart Abstracted Measure Requirements

      MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs): Which Path is Right for You?

      CMS is opening seven new pathways for eligible clinicians to participate in the MIPS performance-based reimbursement system. Here’s a breakdown of the new options, plus tips on how you can prepare. 
      MIPS Value Pathways

      2022 IQR and PI Program Changes: A Summary from the IPPS Final Rule

      CMS released their 2022 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... 

      2022 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. Honestly, it’s actually going to require you to... 
      2022 MIPS Proposed Rule

      Where Venture Capital, Quality and Patient Data Collide

      New digital health technologies are attracting billions in venture capital funding. This money represents potential new sources of patient health data for your quality department to manage. How are... 
      Venture Capitalist Patient Data

      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

      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... 
      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

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      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

      What is Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Data?

      The Covid pandemic not only uncovered significant data gaps in our public health system but also identified a need to better understand the intersection of how social determinants of health impacts... 

      Medisolv Announces Top eCQM Performers

      Columbia, MD, April 22, 2022 — Medisolv, Inc., a leader in quality management software, today announced their Top Inpatient eCQM (electronic clinical quality measures) Performers of quarter 4 (Q4) of... 
      Medisolv Announces Top eCQM Performers of Q4 2021

      [Slideshow] 2023 IPPS Proposed Rule: IQR & PI Changes

      CMS released the 2023 IPPS proposed rule. In it there was a huge emphasis on health equity and maternal care. You can see this reflected in the changes to your Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR)... 
      2023 IPPS Proposed Rule Slideshow

      Value-Based Care vs. Fee for Service: Are We There Yet?

      The healthcare industry’s journey from fee-for-service reimbursement to value-based reimbursement has been long and slow. How far have we come? And how far do we still need to go?  

      [E-BOOK] MIPS MVPs: A 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 Guidebook

      dQMs: Preparing for the Unknown

      The acronym dQM has been floating around the healthcare sphere more regularly since CMS put their intention to go completely digital by 2025 in the last IPPS final rule. I’ve found that these... 

      STEMI: The First eCQM for the OQR Program

      For over a decade CMS has been incorporating Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) into the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program. For the first time, CMS has released an eCQM for the... 

      [E-BOOK] Your 2022 MIPS Requirements

      Whether you are responsible for one group of physicians or many groups (like an ACO), the key to MIPS reporting success year will be understanding your reporting requirements. 

      How Technology Can Help Quality Departments Cope with the Great Resignation

      Among the long-term effects of the pandemic is the “great resignation,” which is putting a strain on hospital quality departments’ ability to measure and monitor patient safety and quality. In this... 

      Understanding SAFER Guides and a Review of your 2022 PI Requirements

      The Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program originally was known as the Meaningful Use program and got started back in 2009. The program was initiated to get hospitals up and running with their... 
      Understanding SAFER Guides

      7 Questions to Ask a Healthcare Quality Improvement Vendor Before You Sign on the Dotted Line

      Finding the right quality improvement vendor can feel like a blur of product demos and proposals. Here are 7 questions you should ask every vendor to make sure they’re more than just a great sales... 
      7 Ways to Vet a Healthcare Quality Improvement Vendor

      Four New eCQMs Added to Medisolv’s ENCOR Software

      Columbia, MD, February 23, 2022 — Medisolv, Inc., a leader in quality management software, released four new eCQMs in their ENCOR for Electronic Hospital Measure software a year ahead of regulatory... 
      Four New eCQMs Added to Medisolv’s ENCOR Software

      How to Implement the Hybrid Mortality Measure

      A new hybrid measure is on the horizon. Yes, another new measure that will be required for successful completion of your IQR program requirements. Here’s everything you need to know. 
      Implementing the Hybrid Mortality Measure

      2022 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. 
      2022 Quality Reporting Dates and Deadlines Calendar

      Keeping eCQM Resolutions Throughout the New Year

      It wasn’t that long ago that we were talking about Y2K and stockpiling peanut butter and rice. Today when we look back at that time period, we laugh at our overreaction, but tell me truthfully - how... 

      How to Successfully Implement ePC-06

      The Joint Commission introduced a new perinatal eCQM last year—ePC-06 (Unexpected Complications in Term Newborns)—for accredited hospitals that deliver more than 300 babies a year. Kristen Beatson,... 
      ePC-06 Measure Implementation

      Medisolv Approved as CMS QCDR for 2022

      Columbia, MD, January 27, 2022 — Medisolv, Inc., a leader in quality management software, is pleased to announce that the Medisolv Clinical Registry has been approved as a QCDR (Qualified Clinical... 
      Medisolv QCDR 2022

      Medisolv Appoints Bryan Hoke as Chief Growth Officer

      Columbia, MD, January 20, 2022 — Medisolv, Inc., a leader in quality management software, announced today the appointment of Bryan Hoke to the company’s executive leadership team as chief growth... 
      Bryan Hoke Medisolv Chief Growth Officer

      The 10 Biggest Takeaways for MIPS Success in 2022

      It’s officially go time for your MIPS 2022 Performance Year. What’s your team’s game plan? Here are the top 10 things to keep in mind as you whiteboard your strategy for MIPS success in 2022 and... 
      MIPS Success in 2022

      How Does Digital Equity in Healthcare Affect Quality Data?

      The digital divide can affect patients’ access to and acceptance of telehealth. Tannis Hargrove of the University of Montana Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities explains what quality managers... 

      eCQM Benchmark Report & Top Performing Hospital List

      eCQM Benchmark Report & Top Performing Hospital List For the first time, Medisolv is releasing to the public the top eCQM performers of Q1-Q3 of 2021 along with an exclusive inpatient eCQM benchmark... 
      eCWM Benchmark Reports

      Medisolv Announces Top Inpatient eCQM Performers of 2021

      Columbia, MD, January 5, 2022 — Medisolv, Inc., a leader in quality management software, today announced their Top Inpatient eCQM (electronic clinical quality measures) Performers of quarter 1 (Q1)... 
      Medisolv Announces Top Inpatient eCQM Performers of 2021

      A Note From Our CEO: The Quest for Healthcare Quality Continues in 2022

      The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping care delivery which is also impacting quality measures performance. How will that play out in the year ahead? What other trends will affect the work of quality... 

      Merry Medisolving featuring Citizens Medical Center

      Despite its smaller size, Citizens Medical Center is classified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an urban medical center. It’s a classification the hospital doesn’t take lightly.... 
      Merry Medisolving featuring Citizens Medical Center

      Merry Medisolving featuring St. Anthony Regional Hospital

      A veteran nurse and quality leader, Sandi Cook has witnessed a lot of ups and downs in the decade-long journey from meaningful use to MIPS. We chatted with her over Zoom to discuss the latest bump in... 
      Merry Medisolving Featuring St. Anthony Regional Hospital

      Merry Medisolving featuring Grady Health

      Change is good. But, if we’re being honest, it can also be scary, stressful, and downright miserable. In the last two years, the quality improvement team at Grady Health in Atlanta has survived... 
      Merry Medisolving featuring Grady Health

      Merry Medisolving featuring Salem Regional Medical Center

      When you’ve been measuring and monitoring eCQMs for as long as Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has, you learn a thing or two. We asked members of SRMC’s CQI team to share with us the most... 
      Merry Medisolving Salem Regional Medical Center

      CMS vs TJC: 2022 Measure List Comparison

      How are you feeling today? A little comma induced from yesterday's excessive eating? Perhaps you are reading this while still in your pajamas? Ah, yes. That is such a good feeling. 
      CMS vs TJC 2022 Measure List Comparison

      7 Ways You Can Protect Your Quality Data from Cyber Attacks

      Cybercriminals want what you have: patient health information. But there are ways you can protect your quality data from ransomware and other cyber attacks, according to Medisolv’s Phil Holmes. 
      7 Ways You Can Protect Your Quality Data from Cyber Attacks

      [Slideshow]: MIPS 2022 Changes from the Final Rule

      The traditional MIPS program is proposed to close its doors by 2027. But don’t get too excited. It doesn’t mean that your Eligible Clinicians can stop reporting. Honestly, it’s actually going to... 
      2022 MIPS Final Rule

      Which States Had the Most Hospitals Penalized for Readmissions in 2022

      Every year, CMS levies penalties nationwide on hospitals with poor readmission performance. Although they did remove some data from consideration because of the pandemic 82% of hospitals will still... 
      Which States Had the Most Hospitals Penalized for Readmissions in 2022

      [E-BOOK] Position Quality as an Enterprise-Wide Strategic Asset

      It seems like everyone is talking about quality these days. As a quality leader first and foremost you’re focused on improving the care of your patients, but somehow, you find yourself dedicating... 
      Position Quality as an Enterprise-Wide Strategic Asset

      What’s a Good Opioid eCQM Score?

      Before we reveal the what, let’s talk about the why. Why did CMS create an opioid eCQM that the federal agency is requiring hospitals to submit starting on Jan. 1, 2022? You, as a hospital or health... 
      What is a Good Opioid eCQM Score?

      2022 Joint Commission ORYX Requirements

      The Joint Commission quietly released their 2022 ORYX® requirements this week. Or rather, I should say they were a bit buried beneath the announcement that The Joint Commission’s DDS platform is shut... 
      2022 TJC ORYX Requirements

      What is Health Information Bi-Directional Exchange?

      Over the years, how a patient’s healthcare information has been handled has changed drastically. For most of the 20th century, patients’ health records were housed in paper form, which was subject to... 
      What is Health Information Bi-Directional Exchange?

      Medisolv’s ENCOR Software Earns ONC Health IT CURES Certification

      Columbia, MD, October 6, 2021 — Medisolv, Inc., a leader in quality management software, has achieved Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-Health IT) 2015 CURES... 
      Medisolv’s ENCOR Software Earns ONC Health IT CURES Certification

      [E-BOOK] 2022 Hospital IQR Requirements

      Each year the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program makes changes; sometimes slight and sometimes more drastic. In 2022, there are a few changes coming your way. For instance, did you know... 
      2022 IQR Program Requirements eBook

      2022 Hospital IQR Requirements

      If it's September, it's time for you and your quality department to start preparing for the next year’s Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program requirements. Here, we’ll give you a quick... 
      2022 Hospital IQR Program Requirements

      Healthcare-Associated Infections and COVID-19: An Update

      The COVID-19 pandemic had a direct impact on how quality leaders like you do your jobs. From workplaces to workflows to workloads, everything changed in 2020. 
      HAI Infections and COVID-19

      Patient Safety in the Time of COVID: 13 Ways to Improve Patient Matching at Your Hospital Now

      Patient matching is vital to patient safety and is, in some cases, a matter of life or death. An exposé by Politico,"Inside America's Covid-reporting breakdown," illustrates why quality leaders like... 
      13 Ways to Improve Patient Matching at Your Hospital

      A Comprehensive List of 2021 Chart-Abstracted Measure Requirements

      The number of chart-abstracted measures you are required to abstract and submit varies by which programs you qualify for and which certifications your organization wants. 
      2021 Chart Abstracted Measure Requirements

      MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs): Which Path is Right for You?

      CMS is opening seven new pathways for eligible clinicians to participate in the MIPS performance-based reimbursement system. Here’s a breakdown of the new options, plus tips on how you can prepare. 
      MIPS Value Pathways

      2022 IQR and PI Program Changes: A Summary from the IPPS Final Rule

      CMS released their 2022 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... 

      2022 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. Honestly, it’s actually going to require you to... 
      2022 MIPS Proposed Rule

      Where Venture Capital, Quality and Patient Data Collide

      New digital health technologies are attracting billions in venture capital funding. This money represents potential new sources of patient health data for your quality department to manage. How are... 
      Venture Capitalist Patient Data

      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

      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... 
      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

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