Merry Medisolving: Featuring Rachel Lewallen & Priscilla Adams

 


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

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Merry Medisolving: Featuring Kathy Bergeron

 


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

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Merry Medisolving: Featuring Lynn Miller

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!

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Keep Your Eyes on the MIPS Reporting Pie

Happy Thanksgiving!

How bad are you hurting right now? Are you wishing you didn’t have that second/third/fourth serving yesterday?

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2019 MIPS Requirements

Are you ready for MIPS in 2019? Ok, don’t give me that look. I know 2018 isn’t over yet, but it’s never too early to prepare! The good news is that MIPS Year 3 doesn’t look all that different from this year. That being said, the risk/reward factor is different. In addition to having to score more points in 2019 to avoid a penalty, you could lose up to -7% to your Medicare reimbursements if you don’t … ouch.

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MIPS Year Three: 14 Things to Know

It’s officially November, which means you definitely have the right to get a head start on holiday decorating. And in the health care world…it means that CMS has finalized their proposed changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for 2019.

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The Five Stages of Health Care Data Quality Maturity [INFOGRAPHIC]

Reaching a high level of trust in your organization’s performance measurement data is dependent on people, processes and technology all working together to ensure the highest levels of data quality possible. Data quality is crucial for properly measuring, managing and improving your organization’s clinical or financial performance…and it’s a lot like preparing a meal.

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IQR Measure Removal: How Will It Affect Your 2019 Reporting Process?

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.

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[E-BOOK] 2019 Hospital IQR Program Requirements

By Erin Heilman Posted Oct 19, 2018 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

Reporting your quality data to the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program takes time and ample planning…so why scramble at the last minute?

Ensure a smooth and stress-free reporting process in 2019 by starting your prep now. To make it easier, we’ve laid out the seven requirements your hospital will need to know to successfully complete the 2019 IQR program in this FREE 31-page eBook.

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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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