Tag: eCQM

A Step-By-Step Checklist to Succeed with CMS’ APM Performance Pathway (APP)

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) programs are changing, in many ways for the better. If you are a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (MSSP ACOs) or a Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinician that participates in a MIPS APMs, you have likely heard of the changes as part of…
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CMS’ New APM Performance Pathway (APP): What It Is & Why It Matters

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has created a new reporting pathway in an effort to encourage the transition to alternative payment models by tying financial incentives to broader value-based care goals. The Alternative Payment Model (APM) Performance Pathway (APP) is a new reporting and scoring option for Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable…
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Are You Ready for Digital Measures?

Viewpoints of quality measures can evoke images of coding value sets, manual chart reviews or perhaps even excel spreadsheets. While these mental images may not necessarily be incorrect, they do fail to capture the technology side of the situation by neglecting how health data is captured – digitally. Most healthcare organizations and teams want less…
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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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