2019 eCQM Requirements for The Joint Commission ORYX® Initiative for Quality Improvement

By Erin Heilman Posted May 17, 2019 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

Achieving a successful eCQM submission is no easy feat. It is a year-round undertaking that requires time, organizational collaboration and plenty of patience. But don’t get too bogged down, because the work that you put in to fulfill your eCQM duties will ultimately help to improve the quality of care offered at your organization.

It’s never too early to start prepping for your next round of eCQM submissions. Let's start by reviewing the 2019 eCQM requirements for The Joint Commission ORYX® initiative for quality improvement program.

We break down the major requirements in the following short video—or you can read all about it below.  

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9 Highlights from the 2020 IPPS Proposed Rule

By Erin Heilman Posted May 03, 2019 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

CMS dropped the 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed 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.

If you haven’t been able to get through the grueling 1,800+ pages, don’t fret. We have you covered with the highlights of the proposed changes below!

Let’s take a look at what CMS has in store for us in 2020.

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The History of Sepsis: "I Rot"

“Sepsis is an easy measure to abstract…” said no health care professional ever. In a previous post, we reviewed the many challenges and complications that come with reporting the sepsis measure. But how exactly did sepsis come to be in the first place? When and where did sepsis originate?

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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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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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What is CQL? And Questions to Ask your Vendor

The start of the year is a time of transition...or is it? Shouldn’t we be able to just roll over into the next year and immediately start tracking what’s happening? Yes, of course. And maybe you're thinking you already do, but the question is, can you track your eCQMs starting on January 1 using the new specifications?

You may have heard a little bit about something called CQL in relation to eCQMs. Today we explain the basics of CQL and review how will it affect your quality reporting in 2019.

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A Note From Our CEO: The State of Health Care in 2019

The problems facing our health care system are numerous. As a former practicing physician, I’ve experienced first-hand what it’s like to feel pulled in 20 different directions – trying to cut costs while providing the best care possible for my patients. Now as CEO of a technology company, I have experienced the system from the other side. Even after 25 years of navigating our health care system as a physician, I found myself learning aspects of this complicated system all over again.

As I reflected on 2018, I realized how much health care played a role in many conversations. I share some of my observations regarding the current state of health care in America and attempt to make a few predictions for 2019.

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Our Most Popular Content of 2018

Can you believe another year has come and gone? 2018 was an interesting year in the health care space. It was full of changing policy decisions and technology innovations that will surely impact our health care system for years to come.

We’ve taken a look back at all of our content throughout the year and surfaced our most popular pieces of 2018.

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