Stephanie Osorno

Stephanie Osorno is the Marketing Content Writer for Medisolv, Inc

Recent Posts

2019 Joint Commission ORYX® Requirements

Just when it feels like you’re nearing the end of your regulatory reporting duties for 2018...the time comes to start thinking ahead to a brand-new year of quality reporting. I know, the struggle is real. But by getting your research and planning done in advance, you’ll feel more confident about achieving quality reporting success in 2019.

In a previous post, we discussed the changes that have been finalized for the 2019 CMS Inpatient Quality Program (IQR) program. Today, we’re switching gears and reviewing what’s in store for another major regulatory program—The Joint Commission ORYX® initiative for quality improvement program.

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2019 IQR Quiz


You know plenty about the CMS IQR program...or do you??

Let’s find out! This quiz will provide a refresher on the 2019 requirements while testing your knowledge of the recent finalized changes to the 2019 CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program structure.

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The Ten States with the Worst HAC Performance in 2018

Did you know that a whopping 751 hospitals were penalized for their high Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) rates this year?

The HAC program is one of the CMS programs that can hit hospitals with a penalty and significant revenue loss. And this year, the HAC scores look a little different than they have in years past. Before we share which states landed on the list of the worst HAC performers, let’s dive into how the HAC program works and what it means to get a HAC penalty.

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Pella Regional Health Center Exceeds Expectations for Year One of MIPS

In 2017, Pella Regional Health Center needed to gear up for a new Quality Payment Program (QPP) that would either incentivize or penalize their physicians based on performance: MIPS. But how?  

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2018 MIPS Reimbursements: How Does It Work?

Achieving a successful MIPS submission can be challenging for any Eligible Clinician—but did you know that small practices in particular are more likely to receive a negative payment adjustment than larger practices?

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50 Quality Reporting Resources for 2018

Hot dogs, (adult) beverages, flag cake, fireworks—ah yes, let freedom ring.

In honor of Independence Day, we’ve gathered a list of 50 resources for your quality reporting needs. Get it? 50 states…50 resources.

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eCQMs: What Did Hospital Professionals Rank Easiest and Hardest?

Implementing, maintaining and submitting eCQMs to fulfill requirements for the major regulatory programs such as the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program is a lot of work for hospitals—or is it?

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Survey Results: The eCQM Process

Since eCQM reporting to the IQR program became a requirement in 2016, hospitals and clinicians have had to give some serious thought to the structure of their eCQM program. Some hospitals had everything set up as a result of the Meaningful Use years, and others only began the eCQM implementation process to ensure they could fulfill the IQR requirement.

Medisolv wanted to know how difficult this process was for hospitals. We were also curious to find out if monitoring eCQMs after the initial set up is burdensome to hospitals.  

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2018 Hospital IQR Deadlines Calendar [DOWNLOAD]

Summer has sadly come to an end. To help you start gearing up for fall, we’re offering a free download of our 2018 hospital IQR deadlines calendar. 

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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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