2020 Joint Commission ORYX® Requirements

By Erin Heilman Posted Sep 27, 2019 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

There are some big changes coming to The Joint Commission’s ORYX® program in 2020. Changes include submission method, data file type and measure lists.

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[E-BOOK] 2020 Hospital IQR Program Requirements

By Erin Heilman Posted Sep 20, 2019 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

Every year the requirements for the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program change; sometimes slightly and sometimes more drastically. In 2020, there are quite a few changes coming your way. For instance, did you know the HAI (NHSN) measures aren't required to be submit this year in this program? And the chart-abstracted measure requirement drops to two measures.

This annual eBook covers the requirements for each section of the IQR program. You'll see a simple summary of the requirements, the submission detail and the deadline. We also list each of the measures in each category.

Get yourself prepared for 2020 with this comprehensive eBook. We even included our measure removal guide to help you understand what measures are being retired in which year.

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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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[E-BOOK] Hybrid Measure Quick Start Guide

By Erin Heilman Posted Aug 30, 2019 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

CMS has mandated that the new Hybrid Hospital-Wide All-Cause Readmission measure go from voluntary to mandatory over the next several years. In fact, last year, CMS held a pilot program during which 150 hospitals submitted the hybrid measure data to CMS. Medisolv's clients made up 69 of those 150 submissions. We learned a few things during the course of those submissions and we've put together a quick start guide to get your hospital thinking about this new measure.

In this quick start guide we explain how the measure is captured in your EHR and how CMS will calculate your measure performance.

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Medisolv Quality Expert Panel Answers Your FAQs

Do you have questions about Quality reporting? Well you're not alone. In a recent webinar, Medisolv brought together a panel of Quality experts to answer questions from the audience. Participants submitted all types of questions: big, small, specific, broad, procedural, technical, elementary and advanced.

We've pulled some of the best questions from the webinar grouped into four categories below.

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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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Speeding up the Abstraction Process: An Interview with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

By Erin Heilman Posted Jul 26, 2019 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program
Ever have someone call you "Sha bae bae?" Or maybe they've said to you,  “Would you like another cup of coffee, Mae Sha?” No? Well, me either. That is, until I headed way down south into Louisiana to learn some of the Cajun way. Here I found a hospital so dedicated to its employees and community, that it's not uncommon to find employees with tenures longer than 20 years.
 
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The Problem Facing Emergency Departments: Improving ED Throughput

The Emergency Department has become the Grand Central Station of the American Healthcare System. ­­­­­­­Multitudes of people are coming and going in an extremely hectic environment every single day.

Emergency Department visits have reached epidemic proportions. Here are some staggering statics around ED visits in the US. 

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50 Quality Reporting Resources for 2019

Happy 4th of July everyone! We hope you had a great day full of hot dogs and hamburgers, apple pie and ice cream and fireworks, friends and family.

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

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An Overview of the 2019 Quality Payment Program: MIPS vs Advanced APMs

There are two different tracks to the Quality Payment Program: MIPS and Advanced APMs. By now, we are all pretty familiar with the terms. But did you know that if you participate in an APM (such as an ACO) you may still be required to report to MIPS?

Preparing for a successful QPP participation can be challenging, especially if you wait until the last minute to do your research and make a game plan. Keep in mind that the reporting period for QPP has already begun. 

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