QUALITY TODAY

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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

Weekly Roundup: MACRA, APM options limited' for some; pop health, EHRs and super bugs; Amazon and Rx?

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Sep 22, 2017 10:53:47 AM

Recommended reading: MACRA is still mysterious; doctors still spending lots of time with EHRs; patients want payment options before treatment; WebMD

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: population health, MACRA, MIPS, electronic health records, healthcare

3 Quality Reporting Pitfalls to Avoid When Using CMS Web Interface

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Sep 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

There will be some initial obstacles as providers learn the differences between GPRO and CMS Web Inteface reporting.

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Topics: GPRO, CMS Web Interface

Details, Dates and Deadline: CMS Web Interface Reporting Period Starts Jan. 22

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Sep 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Friday that the submission period for the CMS Web Interface is Jan. 22 through March 16, 2018.

The dates for quality reporting through the CMS Web Interface are in. And that means now is the time to execute planning for the tight reporting window and looming deadline.

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

Weekly Roundup: Mysterious MACRA; EHR demands; sharing pop health data; Google limits rehab ads

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Sep 15, 2017 11:14:17 AM

Recommended reading: MACRA is still mysterious; doctors still spending lots of time with EHRs; patients want payment options before treatment; WebMD

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: population health, MACRA, electronic health records, healthcare

CMS Web Interface Reporting: 5 Things You Can Do Now to Optimize Quality Scores

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Sep 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Prepare now for CWI Web Interface Reporting. Examine your data and make sure you are capturing the right information on patient charts.

If you are planning on using the CMS Web Interface for your quality reporting this year, then it is time to get started. You might be thinking it’s a little early to start thinking about it, because the reporting period doesn’t begin until January.

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Topics: quality reporting, GPRO, CMS Web Interface

More Than Money: 5 Reasons to Maximize MIPS Scores

Posted by Larry Henderson, BBA CHPS - Primaris Implementation Specialist on Sep 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

To achieve value-based care goals, providers can work to maximize their MIPS scores, not only for increased revenue. We offer five more reasons.

With the advent of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and the move from healthcare volume to healthcare value, providers are trying to determine how the change will affect their practices and their patients.

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Topics: quality reporting, MIPS, electronic health records, mips requirements

Weekly Roundup: Utah Nurse Arrest; Sepsis costs; ICD-10; Med School Debt; Phobia Quiz

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Sep 8, 2017 12:22:41 PM

Recommended reading: Recap of Hurricane Harvey coverage and hospital preparation, response, and donations; MACRA still weighs heavy on docs, hospitals; another strain of ransomware; Anthem's imaging policy change.

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: healthcare

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