QUALITY TODAY

A blog dedicated to advancing healthcare quality.

NCDR, and NAACOS and CPS, oh my…Primaris Hits the Road

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Mar 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

At Primaris, our mission is to drive best quality results in healthcare. We work diligently to improve clinical outcomes and the whole patient experience. What better way to determine new ways to do so and share our expertise, than network and compare knowledge with other top leaders in the healthcare industry? How does the saying go—you can never stop learning?

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Topics: Registry abstraction, patient safety, accountable care, quality improvement, registry reporting, CMS, ACO, cardiovascular data registry

Efficiency Improvement Misses that Kill Revenue Opportunities

Posted by Kellyn Freeman on Oct 26, 2015 10:00:00 AM

As a member of the healthcare industry, what have you done to adjust to rapidly changing payment models? Have you made small or large modifications in hopes of finding ways to maintain – and even possibly enhance – revenue? One thing NOT to do in the midst of major changes is to sit back and watch the parade go by while hoping you don’t see revenue drop.

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Topics: operational efficiency, CMS

EHR Incentive Program Final Rules

Posted by Sandy Pogones on Oct 13, 2015 10:00:00 AM

CMS has released the Final Rules for 2015-2019 EHR Incentive Program/Meaningful Use.  We're studying the entire 752 page document but want to share some excellent resources that are already available on the changes and requirements for EPs and EHs. 

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Topics: meaningful use, EHR, PQRS, CMS

The Economics Behind Why You Need Total Population Health Management

Posted by Kellyn Freeman on Jul 6, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Why You Need Total Population Health Management

There’s no denying that prevention is a key concept in healthcare. But even though doctors and patients recognize the power of prevention – and they work hard to avoid illnesses, diseases, side effects and countless other painful, complicated or expensive patient experiences – a lot of “preventative care” is actually designed to manage the conditions of people with chronic diseases. The healthiest segment of the patient population health often receives much less preventative attention. But that is beginning to change.

Why?

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Topics: population health, CMS

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