QUALITY TODAY

A blog dedicated to advancing healthcare quality.

Jodie Jackson, Jr.

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Weekly Roundup: ACOs, Medicare and Value-Based Care; EHR Value; MIPS Reporting; and Adult ADHD. 

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Oct 20, 2017 11:21:56 AM

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In case you missed these, Quality Today scoured the healthcare news landscape and blogosphere to present you with an end-of-the-week news and information reading list.

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Topics: value-based care, ACO, MIPS, electronic health records, EHR

5 Ways to Prepare For CMS Web Interface Reporting

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Oct 19, 2017 9:02:00 AM

If you can’t afford to have your staff members dedicate time and attention to CMS Web Interface reporting, perhaps you should consider outsourcing.

The first reporting period for the Quality Payment Program is right around the corner. By this point, you already know if you’re reporting via CMS Web Interface, the reporting method that replaced the Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO).

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Topics: quality reporting, CMS Web Interface, CMS Web Interface reporting

#HQW2017: We're Celebrating by Recognizing Our Team's Commitment to Quality

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Oct 16, 2017 9:04:00 AM

We’re celebrating #HQW2017!

At Primaris, quality is at the core of who we are and what we do. That’s why when we take an active role in Healthcare Quality Week – presented by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) – it’s important to point out both our history and our ongoing commitment to quality.

Logo for Healthcare Quality Week, with hashtag #HQW2017. At Primaris, quality is at the core of who we are and what we do.

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Topics: quality reporting, quality improvement, healthcare quality

Weekly Roundup: Healthcare Predictions; MACRA/MIPS Pushback; Nurse Shortage; Bundled Payments

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Oct 13, 2017 3:06:00 PM

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In case you missed these, Quality Today scoured the healthcare news landscape and blogosphere to present you with an end-of-the-week news and information reading list.

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Topics: MACRA, MIPS, electronic health records, EHR

FAQ: Yes, GPRO Became CMS Web Interface

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Oct 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Physicians have a lot of questions about CMS Web Interface reporting. Soon, healthcare providers around the country will be hit with the realization that they only have a tiny window of time to complete their CMS Web Interface reporting.

During the upcoming quality reporting season, healthcare teams will have an opportunity to use CMS Web Interface as their method of reporting data for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Below are a few frequently asked questions and answers about the new reporting method.

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Topics: MIPS, mips requirements, CMS Web Interface

Weekly Roundup: MedCAP says scrap MIPS; EHR interoperability; When tragedy strikes

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Oct 6, 2017 11:03:14 AM

Recommended reading: MIPS options and advice from AMA President Barbe; new Alzheimer's tests; 1 in 5 are victim of medical error; cybersecurity myths; EHR challenges

In case you missed these, Quality Today scoured the healthcare news landscape and blogosphere to present you with an end-of-the-week news and information reading list.

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Topics: ACO, MIPS, electronic health records, EHR

the No. 1 Need for  CMS Quality Reporting Season? Time

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Oct 5, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Outsourcing quality reporting can be a wise move to eliminating the pains teams typically feel during reporting season.

As healthcare providers know from past experience, quality reporting can be a tedious process. The Quality Payment Program’s quality reporting season is quickly approaching, so we’ve been talking with a lot of providers about ways to make their reporting less stressful — while optimizing quality scores at the same time. One of the struggles that providers face as they try to meet reporting requirements – and the biggest quality reporting challenge most teams will face during the upcoming reporting season – is completing the work on time.

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Topics: quality reporting, data abstraction, healthcare quality, mips requirements, CMS Web Interface

Weekly Roundup: MIPS Options; Alzheimer's Tests; Cybersecurity Myths; EHR Challenges; Medical Errors

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Sep 29, 2017 12:23:09 PM

Recommended reading: MIPS options and advice from AMA President Barbe; new Alzheimer's tests; 1 in 5 are victim of medical error; cybersecurity myths; EHR challenges

In case you missed these, Quality Today scoured the healthcare news landscape and blogosphere to present you with an end-of-the-week news and information reading list.

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Topics: quality reporting, MIPS, electronic health records, healthcare, EHR

Plan Now and Make Quality Reporting Season Less Stressful

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Sep 28, 2017 9:09:00 AM

CMS Web Interface reporting is complex. You might consider outsourcing your quality reporting and abstraction mandates.

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Hitting the Road: NAHQNext and Now NAACOs

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Sep 25, 2017 9:02:00 AM

At Primaris, our mission is to drive best quality results in healthcare, working with our partners to improve clinical outcomes, optimize quality data reporting – which means maximizing reimbursements - and enhancing the patient experience.

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Topics: ACO, NAACOS Fall Conference

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