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GPRO 2016: The Top Ten Reporting Changes You Need to Know

Posted by Jacque Gabriel, RT, (R), (M), (QM) on Nov 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

You finally think you understand GPRO—the measures, the process, and even all the requirements. You get your entire staff team on board. You are ready to go, and then...they change the rules! 

Those of you who have experience in quality reporting, know this is quite common, and there isn't much you can do about it. PQRS GPRO reporting is complex and complicated, we can all agree on that. So, when changes are constantly made, it is even more challenging. Unfortunately, you still have to report GPRO. So, the best thing you can do is be engaged by staying up to-do-date and educating yourself with the resources provided.  

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Topics: gpro abstraction, PQRS GPRO reporting, GPRO reporting

World Pneumonia Day: A Perfect Time to Talk about GPRO Prev-8

Posted by Timothy Perkins on Nov 8, 2016 10:00:00 AM

November 12, is World Pneumonia Day. While it is not the type of day you go out and buy a greeting card for, World Pneumonia Day was established in 2009 to raise awareness about the toll of pneumonia—a leading killer of children around the world—and to advocate for global action to protect against, help prevent, and effectively treat this deadly illness.

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Topics: PQRS, gpro abstraction, PQRS GPRO reporting, pneumonia

A Quick Look At How Primaris Helps With Quality Reporting

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


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

Primaris is taking GPRO abstraction to new heights

Posted by Stacey Arens-Wilson on Aug 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The GPRO abstraction tool is the technical heart of Primaris GPRO abstraction efforts. First introduced in 2014, Primaris' abstraction tool streamlines the client-vendor process.

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Topics: GPRO, PQRS, abstraction vendor, gpro abstraction, PQRS GPRO reporting, outsourced abstraction

PQRS GPRO 2016: What to Do in the Next 6 Months

Posted by Revee White on Jul 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The June 30 deadline has come and gone to decide to report as a group for PQRS GPRO reporting, starting in Jan 2017. If you said yes, less than six months remain before go time. What do you need to do to be ready? Here are 4 things to check off your list: 

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Topics: GPRO, PQRS, gpro abstraction, PQRS GPRO reporting

Which Method of GPRO Reporting is Right for You?

Posted by Jennifer Wilbers, MHA, ARM-E, AIT, CHES, EMT-P on Jun 16, 2016 10:00:00 AM

In our earlier blog post, we covered, "Is GPRO Reporting a Good Option for You?" In most cases, the answer is, yes, it is easier to report via the Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO). Now comes the decision of HOW to report GPRO.

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Topics: GPRO, PQRS, gpro abstraction, GPRO reporting

Understanding the 2016 PQRS GPRO Measures

Posted by Revee White on Jun 2, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Registration is now open to self-nominate your group for GPRO for 2016 PQRS reporting.  You must select the method of reporting you plan to use, so please decide this prior to registering.  Registration is open from April 1 through June 30.  Complete information is available on the registration page.

Now is the time to review and ensure you have processes and documentation in place to improve your scores this year. Make sure practitioners know the measures and understand what the documentation must include to meet the CMS specifications and where in the medical record the data is located most easily. 

This month we will host a two-part webinar focused on the 2016 GPRO measures. The webinars will cover the 2016 GPRO measures, including abstraction flow and recommendations for improvement. Webinar.jpg

2016 GPRO Measures: Part 1
Tuesday, June 21 @ 12 noon CT
Part 1 presentation will include abstraction information and helpful tips. The following Preventative (PREV) Care Measures will be discussed: PREV-5, PREV-6, PREV-7, PREV-8, PREV-9, PREV-10, PREV-11, PREV-12, and PREV-13 (New Measure for 2016 Reporting). Register

2016 GPRO Measures: Part 2
Tuesday, June 28 @ 12 noon CT
Part 2 presentation will include abstraction information and helpful tips. The following measures will be discussed: CARE-2, CARE-3, CAD-7, DM-2, DM-7, HF-6, HTN-2, IVD-2, and MH-1. Register

Deadline to register for GPRO is June 30, 2016. There’s still time for performance improvement. Primaris performs GPRO abstraction and mock audits. Our abstractors work with you to pick 50-100 charts for each of the measures and composites. Our Mock GPRO project helps you benchmark where you’re at and provides a feedback report with opportunities for improvement.

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Topics: GPRO, PQRS, chart abstraction, abstraction vendor, quality measures, gpro abstraction, outsourced abstraction, quality measures abstraction

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