Tag: NCQA

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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Exchanging Better: CCD Generation as part of NCQA’s Data Aggregator Validation

As our health care system moves closer to true interoperability, the universal hope is that these capabilities will be a catalyst to more affordable, high quality health care. It is an exciting time if you are a Health Information Exchange (HIE) that is equipped to handle the volume and diversity of health data to meet…
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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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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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