QUALITY TODAY

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What Happens to Healthcare After the Election?

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Nov 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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You know we've all been thinking it. Since Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States last Tuesday, we've all been asking ourselves, "What happens to healthcare? What happens to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), and to value-based care?" The simple answer is—we don't know yet. 

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Topics: value-based care, macra, healthcare quality, value-based payments, ACA

#HQW16: We're Celebrating Primaris' Commitment to Quality

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Oct 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

As part of our recognition of the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)’s Healthcare Quality Week, taking place this week, we want to take a moment to showcase some of our team members who have displayed their commitment to quality in healthcare by earning their Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) certification.

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Topics: quality improvement, healthcare quality, quality improvement consultant

The Connection between Healthcare Quality and Operational Efficiency

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Sep 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

To combat rising costs, healthcare providers across the care continuum are focusing on efficiency and working to embed it into patient care and business practices. In doing so, many healthcare organizations are learning that sometimes the best way to drive efficiency is by improving quality.

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Topics: operational efficiency, quality improvement, healthcare quality, Baldrige Excellence Framework

August Healthcare Quality News from Primaris

Posted by Revee White on Aug 26, 2016 8:19:02 AM

15-06-05-007.jpgThe August Quality Time with Primaris newsletter is out. In this edition, you'll find articles on:

  • Primaris GPRO abstraction efforts and updates to the GPRO tool
  • 10 things to know about MACRA
  • How to operate at peak performance
  • Last call for C.Diff project
  • Four-day workshop on dementia care mapping
  • 5 P's of quality measure abstraction
  • Preparing to join a Patient Safety Organization

Read the August newsletter here

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Topics: news, healthcare quality

15 Questions to Ask When Planning Efficiency Improvements

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Aug 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Efficiency is in high demand in the healthcare industry. Healthcare providers and organizations face constant pressure to find ways to deliver quality care more efficiently. Laws have been enacted that aim to improve efficiency, financial incentives and penalties have been put in place, too. All across the industry (and beyond) there are forces pushing and pulling providers toward efficiency. But in order to actually increase efficiency, healthcare providers need to evaluate their operations and identify opportunities for improvement.

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Topics: operational efficiency, quality improvement, healthcare quality

May Healthcare Quality News from Primaris

Posted by Revee White on May 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

15-06-05-007.jpgThe May Quality Time with Primaris newsletter is out. In this edition, you'll find articles on:

  • First Quarter Informal Dispute Resolution results
  • Care Coordination Survey Results
  • How to get ahead of abstraction demands
  • St. Louis Baldrige Community of Excellence event on June 14
  • Understanding the 2016 GPRO Measures

Read the May newsletter here

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Topics: news, healthcare quality

April Healthcare Quality News from Primaris

Posted by Revee White on Apr 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

15-06-05-007.jpgThe April Quality Time with Primaris newsletter is out. In this edition, you'll find articles on:

  • Value-Based Payments: A Guide for Nursing Homes
  • 2016 PQRS GPRO registration
  • Role EMRs play in value-based reimbursements
  • NCDR16 recap and pocket card

Read the April newsletter here

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Topics: news, healthcare quality

March Healthcare Quality News from Primaris

Posted by Revee White on Mar 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

15-06-05-007.jpgOur March newsletter is out. In this edition, you'll find articles on:

  • NCDR, NAACOs and CPS...oh my! Primaris Hits the Road
  • Free Webinar: Missouri ACO for Primary Care Physicians
  • GPRO 2015 is in the Books
  • Population Health Management: It's All About the Data
  • The Gold Standard: How Businesses Can Achieve Performance Excellence
  • Last call for 2016 Patient Safety Conference

Read the March newsletter here

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Topics: news, healthcare quality

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