Erin Heilman

Erin Heilman is the Marketing Director for Medisolv, Inc.
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[E-BOOK] 2019 Hospital IQR Program Requirements

By Erin Heilman Posted Oct 19, 2018 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

Reporting your quality data to the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program takes time and ample planning…so why scramble at the last minute?

Ensure a smooth and stress-free reporting process in 2019 by starting your prep now. To make it easier, we’ve laid out the seven requirements your hospital will need to know to successfully complete the 2019 IQR program in this FREE 31-page eBook.

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2019 MIPS Proposed Rule: Key Highlights

What’s in store for year three of the Quality Payment Program (QPP)? Last week, CMS dropped the 2019 QPP proposed rule. In addition to focusing on improving patient care by greatly reducing paperwork requirements for clinicians, it includes some major MIPS changes such as removing several process-based quality measures, overhauling the newly named Promoting Interoperability category and modifying technical requirements. Keep in mind that these are just the proposed changes. The final rule will come out in late fall.

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Readmission Prevention Checklist [DOWNLOAD]

Did you know that almost 80% of hospitals nationwide received a penalty to their Medicare reimbursement payments in 2018 due to their hospital’s readmission rate?1 Hospital readmission rates continue to be a problem in our country. However, there are tools that hospitals can leverage to help them predict the likelihood of a patient coming back into their hospital. Using this predictive tool, Medisolv created a handy Readmission Prevention Checklist—and you can download it for free! The checklist will help your hospital get started on a plan to intervene with your high-risk inpatients.

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2018 eCQM Requirements for the IQR Program

By Erin Heilman Posted May 25, 2018 in IQR Program, Academy, Quality Reporting

Want the scoop on 2018 eCQM requirements? Pull up a chair.

In a previous post, we discussed the major 2018 eCQM requirements for The Joint Commission ORYX® initiative for quality improvement program. Today, we are switching gears and diving into 2018 eCQM requirements for another major regulatory program: the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program.

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The Game of Submission Life: 2018 Hospital IQR Deadlines

By Erin Heilman Posted May 18, 2018 in Academy, Quality Reporting, IQR Program

So many deadlines, so little time. Are you having trouble keeping track of all the deadlines for the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program? Get organized with a quick round of The Game of Submission Life!

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2018 eCQM Requirements for The Joint Commission ORYX® Initiative for Quality Improvement

By Erin Heilman Posted May 11, 2018 in Academy, Quality Reporting, IQR Program

eCQM reporting can be frustrating and overwhelming. We get it—but there’s a silver lining! The work that you put in to successfully meet your eCQM requirements will ultimately help to improve the quality of care offered at your organization.

While you still have time to meet the June 30th deadline for eCQM submissions to The Joint Commission, it’s never too early to start preparing for round two!

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What’s in a Name? Meaningful Use Gets a Name Change

Did you hear? The Meaningful Use program is getting an overhaul (again)—and it’s starting with a name change. The new name of the Meaningful Use program will be the Promoting Interoperability (PI) program. Yes, thank you CMS, for providing us with yet another acronym to memorize. Although, I think this program, for many years, will probably have the Prince effectthe PI program (formerly known as Meaningful Use).

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It's Coming for Us All: Sepsis

By Erin Heilman Posted Apr 20, 2018 in IQR Program, Academy, Quality Reporting

What is this a picture of?

Is it:

  1. A map of the New York subway system
  2. Death Star blueprint plans
  3. A graphic interpretation of a black widow spider web
  4. Healthcare's attempt to improve patient care
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Download the 2018 Quality Reporting Bundle

By Erin Heilman Posted Apr 13, 2018 in Academy, Quality Reporting, IQR Program

Successfully reporting your eCQM and chart-abstracted measure data to CMS and The Joint Commission is a process that requires some time and preparation. But how can you prepare without the proper information? Do you know what to search for? Is the information that you found correct and accurate for this submission year?

Set your worries aside. We know that you have more important things to do than dig through a handful of confusing CMS and Joint Commission documents—that’s why we did it for you! Yup, true story. We gathered all of the important documents, standardized and simplified them and put everything in our 2018 Quality Reporting Bundle.

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Patient Safety: A Look Back at Health IT Evolvement

By Erin Heilman Posted Mar 23, 2018 in Quality Reporting, Academy

What is your hospital doing to develop and improve patient safety? Not sure where to begin? ECRI Institute recently released their list of the top 10 patient safety concerns for 2018, and we've pulled together a little chart that shows these top 10 issues.

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Medisolv Academy Courses

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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