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Rachel Verslues

Rachel Verslues is the Marketing Manager for Primaris. She is also a member of the Mid-Missouri Public Relations Society of America.
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Primaris, AFMC Partner to Provide Security Risk Analysis Services to Clients for MIPS and HIPAA

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Nov 27, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Primaris will join with AFMC, an Arkansas quality improvement organization, to offer security risk analysis (SRA) services to its healthcare provider clients.

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Topics: Primaris Healthcare

3 Things to Look for When Outsourcing Data Abstraction

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Nov 14, 2018 8:59:00 AM


One of the aims of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was to alleviate pain healthcare providers experience as a result of quality measures reporting requirements. Although MACRA was 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, as expected, a challenge for clinicians and 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 to do what healthcare professionals do best: Take care of patients.

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Topics: data abstraction

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