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Medisolv's Top 10 Blog Posts of 2022

 

Medisolv created nearly 100 different articles and resources this year. Of course, I'm absolutely sure you read every single one (😊). But just in case, I put together the 10 most popular posts Medisolv published in 2022 to help you catch up on any you missed. 

It was interesting to see which articles topped the ranking. We put these in reverse order with number one being our most popular blog in 2022. All of these articles have a lot of great, usable information to help you manage your quality reporting programs. Also interesting to note is that SDOH and Equity articles (#2 & #3) were published later this year but immediately climbed to the top of our yearly ranking.

We look forward to many great things to come in 2023. Have a safe and happy holiday.

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

Published: 11/20/2020

Why read this: In 2020 CMS released the CMS 506: Safe use of Opioids - Concurrent Prescribing eCQM. This measure was available to submit as part of your 2021 Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) requirements and in 2022, your hospital was required to report your performance on this measure for three quarters of the year. It’s important you start tracking and improving this performance now since not only will this measure be required for submission, it will also be publicly reported.

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9. Understanding SAFER Guides and a Review of your PI Requirements

Published: 3/4/2022

Why read this: As of 2022, there is a new reporting requirement that requires you to attest to whether your organization performed a self-assessment of the SAFER guides. To successfully meet the requirement, you must attest to Yes or No. At this point, CMS is just tracking if organizations are using these. Learn more about these SAFER guides and what's expected of your organization.

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8. 2023 Hospital IQR Requirements

Published: 9/23/2022

Why read this: It’s time to start preparing for the 2023 Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program requirements. Here, we’ll give you a quick review of the IQR program, summarize key 2023 requirements and detail the quality measures that you’ll be required to submit to CMS. 

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

Published: 4/22/2022

Why read this: In this 2023 IPPS Proposed Rule 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) program requirements. We know that keeping up with these yearly regulatory changes can be overwhelming. To help, we created a slideshow for you. 

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6. The History of Sepsis: 'I Rot'

Published: 4/19/2019

Why read this: “Sepsis is an easy measure to abstract…” said no health care professional ever. In a previous post, we reviewed the many challenges and complications that come with reporting the sepsis measure. But how exactly did sepsis come to be in the first place? When and where did sepsis originate? In this post, we take a look at how sepsis began, how it has progressed over time and where hospital performance for sepsis stands today.    

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5. 2023 IQR Program Changes: A Summary from the IPPS Final Rule

Published: 1/15/2022

Why read this: 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 requirements, increasing performance visibility, adding new measure types and continuing to define dQMs (digital quality measures). What does this mean for the future of reporting at your hospital?

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4. The Differences Between The 5 Major Stroke Measure Sets

Published: 4/30/2021

Why read this: This article is a guide to understanding the differences between the five major stroke measure sets used (mostly) by The Joint Commission. We know it’s a nightmare trying to keep straight this wide range of acronym-filled information. So, here we structured this blog in a way that will be a resource for you.

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3. A Guide to CMS's New Health Equity Measure

Published: 9/2/2022

Why read this: 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). The "Hospital Commitment to Health Equity" measure will be mandatory under CMS's 2023 reporting requirements. In this article, we share with you what you need to know to get ready.

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2. An Intro to CMS's SDOH Measures

Published: 10/7/2022

Why read this: In the 2023 IPPS Final Rule, CMS mandated that hospitals reporting to the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program submit two brand new measures. These new measures are flexible screening measures which they (confusingly) abbreviate as SDOH, Social Drivers of Health. These measures are voluntary in 2023 and required by 2024. So, it's time to start preparing. 

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1. How CMS Will Calculate Your Star Rating

Published: 1/15/2021

Why read this: CMS made significant changes to the way they calculated Hospital Star Ratings. In this article we give you a high-level summary of the major changes that came out of the final rule. We also explain how your score is calculated and what the heck that this means.

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Medisolv Can Help

This is a big year for Quality. Medisolv can help you along the way. Along with award-winning software you receive a Clinical Quality Advisor that helps you with all of your technical and clinical needs.

We consistently hear from our clients that the biggest differentiator between Medisolv and other vendors is the level of one-of-one support. Especially if you use an EHR vendor right now, you’ll notice a huge difference.

  • We help troubleshoot technical and clinical issues to improve your measures.
  • We keep you on track for your submission deadlines and ensure you don’t miss critical dates
  • We help you select and set up measures that make sense based on your hospital’s situation.
  • You receive one Clinical Quality Advisor that you can call anytime with questions or concerns. 

Contact us today.

 

Erin Heilman

Erin Heilman is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Medisolv, Inc.

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