QUALITY TODAY

A blog dedicated to advancing healthcare quality.

How to Take Full Advantage of Your Quality Data

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jul 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Data abstraction, patient satisfaction have an important link.

Healthcare teams that only use data for mandatory reporting are missing opportunities to capitalize on valuable insights and make data-driven improvements. In addition to working with data to satisfy reporting requirements, your healthcare team can use data to:

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Topics: quality reporting, quality improvement, data abstraction, healthcare data

Primaris ROI Calculator Offers Estimate on Data Abstraction Savings

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

Data abstraction, quality reporting to registries and myriad other data-driven activities are now determining an even greater percentage of Medicare reimbursement to health systems, hospitals and physicians. The demands of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and Merit-based Income Payment System (MIPS) will continue to increase the mandate to extract timely, accurate and actionable data.

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Topics: quality reporting, data abstraction

Value-Based Care: 'Talk About My Paycheck ... You Have My Attention'

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jul 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Changes that are under way in how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pays for patient care – and penalizes physicians and health systems that fall short of new regulations – were among the topics that Primaris Healthcare Business Solutions CEO Richard A. Royer discussed in a new Business of Healthcare video interview.

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Topics: value-based care, MACRA

Weekly Roundup: Our Recommended Reading List

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jul 21, 2017 12:07:10 PM

Recommended reading: ACOs, hospital technology, physican burnout. In case you missed these, Quality Time 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, population health, value-based purchasing, mental health news

Patient Satisfaction, Data, and the Revenue Connection

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Jul 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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How do you define a patient's experience? Is it a smile from the front office staff during check-in? Is it the physician’s bedside manner? Is it the wait time before being taken to the exam room? Is it the ease of scheduling appointments online?

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Topics: patient experience, healthcare data, patient satisfaction

5 Keys to Understanding 'Improvement Activities' Under MIPS

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jul 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

One of these things is not like the other.

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Topics: care coordination, value-based payments, MIPS, improvement activities

Weekly Roundup: Our Recommended Reading List

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jul 14, 2017 1:53:55 PM

Primaris Healthcare Business Solutions: our recommended weekend reading list. In case you missed these, Quality Time scours the healthcare blogosphere and leading healthcare news sources to present you with an end-of-the-week news and information reading list.

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Topics: value-based care, population health

5 Keys to Creating a New Healthcare Culture

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

The rate of change in healthcare and the rules for Medicare reimbursements seem to occur even more fast and furious from month to month – or even week to week or day to day, it seems.

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Topics: value-based care, quality improvement

Root Cause Analysis: A Critical Component of Quality Improvement

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jul 10, 2017 9:05:00 AM

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Weekly Roundup: Our Recommended Reading List

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jul 7, 2017 11:08:33 AM

Recommended reading: ACOs, hospital technology, physican burnout. In case you missed these, Quality Time 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

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