Category: NCQA

Opportunities for Health Information Exchanges in Value-based Care

Now more than ever, organizations like Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) are leveraging health information exchanges (HIEs) to improve interoperability and health information access for patients, providers and payers. When implemented effectively, HIEs can help reduce…
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Five Trends Shaping Health Information Exchanges in 2021

With healthcare transitioning from fee-for-service to value-based care, the role of health information exchanges (HIEs) – including how they support providers and payors – is changing. Below, we dive into several trends shaping today’s HIEs. Aligning with higher standards – Today’s HIEs are aligning with the initiatives rolled out by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid…
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Gratitude Underlies Our 2020 HIE Reflections

While the pandemic exposed many vulnerabilities in our health care system, we here at KPI Ninja like to remain positive – and there were so many great things that happened this year! The best part of our 2020? Health organizations of all sizes now have a greater appreciation for the critically important role that Health…
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NCQA’s Emerging Data Aggregator Validation (DAV) Targets Interoperability and Could Revolutionize the Value of the HIE for Health Plans

Using HIE data without the added primary source verification burden is what makes the DAV so attractive. Did you know one of the leading healthcare quality organizations is evolving their programs to permit better use Health Information Exchanges (HIE) data? That is how valuable the HIE is. As we talk about the future of quality…
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How NCQA’s New HEDIS® Electronic Clinical Data System Reporting gives HIEs another way to deliver value to Health Plans

Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) offer a valuable, interoperable data source, and health plans now have the possibility of better leveraging that data as part of NCQA’s new HEDIS® reporting type, Electronic Clinical Data System (ECDS). ECDS as a New Reporting Type HEDIS measures are historically collected in one of three ways – Administrative, Hybrid and…
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