2019 Hospital IQR Deadlines Calendar [DOWNLOAD]

By Erin Heilman Posted Apr 12, 2019 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

It’s officially spring, and summer will be here before you know it! But before you start daydreaming about piña coladas, don’t forget about the deadlines that are quickly approaching for the 2019 Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program.

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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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HAC Facts: Hospitals Penalized in 2019

In last week's post, we reviewed the risk for not reporting to the various regulatory reporting programs. Today we're going to take a closer look at what it means to get hit with a penalty from one particular program: The Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) program.

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The Cost of Quality: Is It Worth It?

It’s no surprise to anyone reading this that reporting to regulatory programs has become a burden to health care professionals over the last decade. It’s challenging to find the resources and funds to successfully manage your quality program and accurately fulfill your reporting requirements.

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Download the 2019 Quality Reporting Bundle

By Erin Heilman Posted Mar 15, 2019 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

Preparing to report your eCQM and chart-abstracted measure data to CMS and The Joint Commission can be overwhelming, especially if you're not sure what's required of you or where to search for accurate and up-to-date information. 

Set your uncertainties and worries aside. To help simplify the reporting process for your organization this year, we've put together a 2019 Quality Reporting Bundle which has all the important documents you'll need for a successful submission.  

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Evaluating the Power of Predictive Analytics: Statistics Basics for Clinicians and Quality Professionals

Imagine your health care organization is challenged with excess readmissions to the hospital. Suddenly, you find yourself on a vendor selection team to evaluate predictive analytics that will help your care management team be more proactive in transition of care planning for your patients. 

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Best Practices for MIPS Year 3

Does anyone else feel like 2019 is flying by? Before you know it the summer will come and go and you'll be staring down Q3 thinking "I haven't even thought about MIPS yet." Don't let this happen to you! Now is a perfect time to start working on your provider's performance. Remember that in MIPS, performance counts; and for the Quality and Cost categories, that performance counts for 365 days of the year.

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Results From the First Year of MIPS

Having a nice car wouldn't be very useful if you didn't know how to drive, right? Well, the same could be said about quality reporting software. The software is a helpful tool to have, but in order to reap its benefits, you'll need the proper guidance and support. 

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Six Root Causes of Poor Data Fitness

What causes your organization’s data to go bad? And what steps can you take to maintain data integrity?

Welcome to the final part of our three-part series on data quality. In a previous post, I discussed what it means to have fit data and reviewed six dimensions of data fitness: completeness, correctness, timeliness, uniqueness, format validity and acceptability. Remember, data fitness relates to how fit each of your organization’s data elements are for their ultimate purpose.

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3 Simplified Hospital Case Costing Methods [Infographic]

By Stephen Manna Posted Feb 08, 2019 in Business Intelligence, Academy

While it may seem like a daunting task, assessing your hospital's profitability can help you streamline operations and work toward improved financial outcomes. And with rising regulatory reporting costs and the risk of government penalties, knowing where your organization stands financially is crucial. But how do you go about getting an accurate depiction of your hospital costs? 

Implementing a case costing solution is a great way to better price the products and services that your organization provides while identifying areas for cost savings. So, to help you get started with your case costing journey, we've highlighted three common hospital case costing methodologies in the infographic below. 

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