Tag: Value Based Healthcare

How to Prepare for NCQA’s Data Aggregator Validation (DAV)

Emerging technologies, evolving standards and new programs are now converging and revolutionizing the way health data is used. One of the big pushes was to empower clinicians to document in electronic health record systems so that providers and teams could quickly find the information they needed to provide interventions. We are now entering into a new evolution of digitalization where we are focused on tackling the obstacles that come with exchanging and using that information that…
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7 Reasons Why Your HIE Should Obtain NCQA Data Aggregator Validation (DAV) Status

Value-based care is forcing all of us to change in different ways, but mostly with the way we share and use electronic health data. No doubt health information exchanges (HIEs) are at the center of this conversation as every HIE has the goal of improving outcomes using electronic health data. So how can HIEs revolutionize…
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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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New Changes Apply to CMS’ Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in Response to COVID-19

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, we have been keeping our pulse on changes and updates to value-based program requirements. Here are three of the recent policy updates that apply to providers and groups participating in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). #1 Cost Reweighting The most significant…
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Building Trust in Health Information Exchange Data

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently released an issue brief that showcases strategies and opportunities to advance the use of electronic clinical data for quality measurement and improvement. NCQA has been piloting with a new HEDIS® reporting method called Electronic Clinical Data Systems (ECDS). NCQA ECDS reporting “provides a standardized way to use…
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