Kristen Beatson, RN

Kristen Beatson is the Director of Electronic Measures of Medisolv, Inc.

Recent Posts

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 into positive practices in your clinic or hospital by using proven behavioral psychology techniques.

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

By Kristen Beatson, RN Posted Dec 20, 2019 in Quality Reporting, Academy

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 gathering dust until the following New Year’s Eve?

It’s the same with electronic clinical quality measures, or eCQMs. It’s easy to say that you’re going to stop just “checking boxes” and start using them in a meaningful way to improve the quality and safety of patient care at your hospital, health system or medical practice. The truth is that it’s harder to do in reality.

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The Joint Commission reveals new eCQM in 2020: ePC-02

By Kristen Beatson, RN Posted Sep 13, 2019 in Quality Reporting, Academy

The Joint Commission sent notification this week of their 2020 ORYX® requirements. That communication dropped an unexpected eCQM bomb on us – they are adding a brand-new eCQM to the mix. Our email inbox is full of questions on this significant change, so we thought we’d provide some additional information on what we know.

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2019 eCQM Reporting Checklist [Free Download]

Fall is quickly approaching, which means the deadline for 2019 eCQM reporting will be here before you know it! Is your hospital ready to report eCQMs to the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program for 2019?

Here at Medisolv, we are preparing to begin our annual process of submitting our clients' eCQM files to CMS. This week, we’re offering a free download of our 2019 eCQM reporting checklist.

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2020 IPPS Final Rule: 10 Things to Know

CMS dropped the 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule, which focuses on measure adjustments to reduce quality reporting burden, supporting quality care in rural areas and revising policies related to new technology add-on payments.

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The Hybrid Readmission Measure: Understanding How It Works

Have you heard about the new hybrid measure from CMS? In the 2020 IPPS final rule, the hybrid measure goes from voluntary to mandatory by 2023. And what’s more is that your measure performance will be publicly reported on Hospital Compare shortly thereafter.

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eCQM Results: Key Takeaways from 2018 Reporting

eCQM reporting for 2018: check! The reporting window has officially closed for eCQM submissions to the Hospital IQR program, and the moment of truth has arrived. How did your organization perform in 2018? Did your eCQM performance improve from 2017?

Now that Medisolv has completed eCQM submissions on our clients’ behalf, we wanted to take some time to share the results with you.

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2018 eCQM Reporting Checklist [Free Download]

Fall is quickly approaching, which means the deadline for 2018 eCQM reporting will be here before you know it! Is your hospital ready to report eCQMs to the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program for 2018?

If you’re still unsure about the requirements and guidelines for 2018, don’t panic—Medisolv has your back. This week, we’re offering a free download of our 2018 eCQM reporting checklist.

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2019 Hospital IQR Program: 4 Things to Expect

While it may feel like you’re just starting to get a handle on your 2018 regulatory reporting duties, it’s time to start thinking ahead to 2019.

I know what you must be thinking: ‘Eh, I still have plenty of time!’ But keep in mind that summer is almost over…and that 2019 is a mere four months away. Say what!? *Pause for acknowledgment, minor panic and recovery.*

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2019 IPPS Final Rule: What's Changing?  [SLIDESHOW]

CMS recently dropped their 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule, which focuses on simplifying requirements, reducing regulatory reporting costs and emphasizing patient-centered care. 

So, what exactly does CMS have up their sleeve for next year? Take a look at the slideshow below to learn about the major changes that were finalized in the 2019 IPPS final rule. 

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