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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
Featuring: Amanda schwerdtfeger from Pella regional health center
Name: Amanda Schwerdtfeger
Job Title: Clinical Informatics Advisor
Hospital: Pella Regional Health Center
Favorite holiday tradition: Every year since I was little, we would find an entire weekend to dedicate to cookie baking! Many times, it was with another family, and we would bake literally hundreds of cookies and give them as gifts to neighbors and friends. We made so many great memories and cookies too!
Cookies with a glass of milk...or cookies dunked in milk: Definitely dunked in milk!
Featuring: Rachel Lewallen & Priscilla Adams from Habersham Medical Center
Name: Rachel Lewallen
Job Title: Performance Improvement Coordinator
What's the best gift you ever got during the holidays: Homemade ornaments from my child
Would you rather take over for Santa or Elf on the Shelf: Santa
Hospital: Habersham Medical Center
Name: Priscilla Adams
Job Title: Performance Improvement Manager
What's the best gift you ever got during the holidays: My daughter who was born on December 7
Would you rather take over for Santa or Elf on the Shelf: Elf on the Shelf
Hospital: Habersham Medical Center
Featuring: Kathy Bergeron from Lane Regional
Name: Kathy Bergeron
Job Title: Performance Improvement Officer
Hospital: Lane Regional
If you had to listen to a holiday song on repeat for a week straight, which song would you choose: Oh Holy Night
Cookies or pie: Warm chocolate chip cookie
Featuring: Lynn Miller from Doylestown Health
Name: Lynn Miller
Job Title: Director of Applications
Hospital: Doylestown Health
Favorite holiday tradition: We get oranges from Florida and then my husband makes fresh squeezed orange juice every year for the holidays. It’s those traditions that I didn’t even know I was creating when my kids were young.
Hot chocolate with or without marshmallows: No marshmallows…whipped cream!
Measures and requirements for the major regulatory programs are continually changing—and next year is no exception.
If you read through the 2019 IPPS final rule that was published this summer (without falling asleep…wait, what?), you learned that CMS is striving to reduce the regulatory reporting burden by removing measures from the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program. In fact, for 2019, they adopted a new measure removal factor (justification for removing a measure) that helps boost the count of measures removed from the IQR program to 39 eliminated measures between 2019 and 2021.Read More
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