QUALITY TODAY

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Partnering with Primaris for Data Abstraction—What’s It Like?

Posted by Adam Voight on Dec 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If you have been considering outsourcing data abstraction, you may have already done some research to learn about Primaris. If that is the case, you might know that we offer a data abstraction solution that includes core measure and registry abstraction, quality measures validation audits, quality measures education and training, and performance and clinical documentation improvement consulting. What you may not know, but might be curious about, is what it is like to actually be a Primaris client. If so, keep reading for a little more insight into what you can expect when working with Primaris.

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Topics: core measures abstraction, Registry abstraction, data abstraction

A Quick Look At How Primaris Helps With Quality Reporting

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Oct 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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When healthcare teams are looking for help with quality reporting, and they want to know more about Primaris’ data abstraction and quality improvement services, there are a few questions they frequently ask. For a quick look at how Primaris helps organizations with quality reporting, read through the questions and answers below. 

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Topics: Quality Reporting, core measures abstraction, Registry abstraction, quality improvement, gpro abstraction

World Sepsis Day: Stop Sepsis, Save Lives

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Sep 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Today is World Sepsis Day. World Sepsis Day, developed by Global Sepsis Alliance, is a collaborative effort of organizations and individuals. Each year on September 13, supporters around the globe organize events to raise awareness for sepsis. World Sepsis Day is part of Sepsis Awareness Month which takes place the entire month of September. This non-profit movement is working to stop sepsis and save lives. 

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Topics: core measures abstraction, sepsis, infection prevention

3 Things to Look for When Outsourcing Data Abstraction

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Aug 3, 2016 3:11:06 PM

One of the aims of MACRA is to alleviate pain healthcare providers experience as a result of quality measures reporting requirements. Although MACRA is designed to streamline performance reporting by consolidating programs – including the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the Value Modifier Program, and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program – compliance with MACRA’s quality reporting requirements is still expected to be a challenge for many providers across the industry. Therefore, outsourcing quality measures abstraction remains a good option for healthcare providers because it allows for better use of internal resources.

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Topics: Quality Reporting, core measures abstraction, quality improvement, MACRA, data abstraction

IPFQR: Keys to Successful 2017 Reporting

Posted by Stacey Arens-Wilson on Jul 6, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Quality Reporting (IPFQR) Program data submission period is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, July 19 and end on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) acknowledged that this delayed start date will result in a shortened, four-week data submission period.  Due to the shortened submission period, CMS has:

  • Removed age strata and quarters from the QualityNet Secure Portal web-based data collection tool, significantly reducing data entry burden.
  • Provided screen shots and general data submission guidance via the IPFQR Program Manual dated June 7, 2016
  • Arranged for a step-by-step review of instructions on the data submission process during the upcoming IPFQR Program webinar. 

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Topics: IPFQR, Quality Reporting, core measures abstraction, abstraction vendor, core measures abstraction vendor, quality measures abstraction

Hospital Quality Reporting Deadlines Approaching

Posted by Stacey Arens-Wilson on May 3, 2016 10:00:00 AM

May 15 is an important deadline for hospital quality reporting. Hospitals will be required to submit data for both inpatient and outpatient measures.

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Topics: Quality Reporting, core measures abstraction, core measures, core measures abstraction vendor, quality measures, outsourced abstraction, inpatient quality reporting program, outpatient quality reporting program

Turkey Day Edition of Healthcare Quality News

Posted by Revee White on Nov 25, 2015 10:00:00 AM

15-220-MK_Thansgiving_image_copy.jpgThe November newsletter is out. In this month's Primaris healthcare quality news, you'll find articles on:

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Topics: core measures abstraction, operational efficiency, population health, news, informal dispute resolution, patient experience

Why Outsourced Abstraction is Best

Posted by Stacey Arens-Wilson on Oct 31, 2015 10:21:00 AM

Outsourcing your core measures abstraction is more than a staffing solution. Accurate and timely core measures abstraction results in:

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Topics: core measures abstraction, EHR

Influenza Immunization Measure Q&A from QualityNet

Posted by Stacey Arens-Wilson on Oct 9, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Influenza immunization season is upon us. We recently covered this topic on the blog in Are you ready for collection of the influenza immunization measure, which started with Oct. 1 discharges.

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Topics: core measures abstraction, immunization

Are you prepared for collection of the Influenza Immunization measure?

Posted by Stacey Arens-Wilson on Sep 22, 2015 10:30:00 AM

 

Fall means it’s time to focus on Influenza immunization status and vaccination prior to discharge if indicated.  With Oct.1, 2015 discharges, collection of the Influenza Immunization National Hospital Quality Measure Reporting will begin. 

What does this mean for hospitals?  Hospitals need to ensure their internal processes and procedures are in place, including a screening and documentation process for influenza immunization status and influenza vaccination prior to hospital discharge if indicated.  Start screening now! 

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Topics: core measures abstraction, Registry abstraction, immunization

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