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Jodie Jackson, Jr.

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Weekly Roundup: Our Recommended Reading List

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jun 23, 2017 1:19:52 PM

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

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Is the Alphabet Soup of MACRA and MIPS Causing You Indigestion?

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jun 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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They beat us to the punch.

While we’ve been digesting the ever-evolving alphabet soup of healthcare quality improvement acronyms and abbreviations – we could call it HQI3A – to come up with the best way to consolidate the hodge-podge of letters with a catchy phrase, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) won the race.

MACRAnyms” is a prize-worthy term.

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Topics: value-based care, macra, APM, MIPS

Are You Ready? The Clock Ticks Towards MIPS Reporting Decision Deadline

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

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Physician groups that plan to submit quality data on the CMS Web Interface under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) must alert CMS of that decision by June 30.

MIPS combines the previous PQRS, Meaningful Use and Value-Based Modifier programs into one package. MIPS was introduced under the Quality Payment Program as part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)

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Topics: macra, MIPS

Weekly Roundup: Our Recommended Reading List

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jun 16, 2017 4:17:48 PM

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CMS Revamps Quality Payment Program Website Along With New Resources

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jun 16, 2017 10:01:24 AM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has revamped the look of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website and also posted new resources to help clinicians successfully participate in the first year of the QPP.

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Why We Need to Stop Overloading Nurses with Data Abstraction

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jun 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: data Abstraction

How to Overcome QAPI Challenges

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jun 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Primaris CEO Richard Royer offers a point-by-point breakdown of QAPI - Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement - with a blog Sunday at http://www.mcknights.com/.

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Topics: QAPI

Coming Up: MidwayUSA CEO Larry Potterfield is Keynote Speaker at Free Baldrige Event

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jun 12, 2017 3:50:35 PM

Missouri business leader Larry Potterfield, the founder and CEO of MidwayUSA in Columbia, will explain how the Baldrige Framework can improve and strengthen organizations during a free event June 27 at Logan University in Chesterfield.
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How to Keep Data From Shifting Your Focus from Quality Healthcare

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

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Topics: practice transformation, value-based care, data Abstraction

Roundup: Our Recommended Weekend Reading List

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jun 9, 2017 4:19:49 PM

 Quality Time scours the healthcare blogosphere to present you with an end-of-the-week reading list.

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Topics: quality Improvement

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