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Posts published in December 2017

HEDIS, CMS Star Ratings, CQMs Impact on Healthcare Payers

Informative article in HealthPayer Intelligence discussing how HEDIS, CMS Star Ratings, CQMs impact healthcare payers.  High performance on standardized quality frameworks like HEDIS and the…

Data Refresh on CMS Hospital Compare

The following is a summary of the latest hospital quality data updated on CMS Hospital Compare.  Data updated on December 21, 2017. 1. Structural measures…

2018 WI Health Insurance Cost Ranking Report

Citizen Action of Wisconsin released the 12th annual report on Wisconsin’s regional health insurance costs.  The report documents the statewide impact of health insurance hyperinflation…

Study Finds Measurement Issues in ED Patient Experience Data

Healthcare Finance News writes: There are major measurement issues in patient experience data collected from emergency departments nationwide, including high variability and limited construct validity,…

Physician Quality and EHR Deadlines Dec 31 2017

AHA News writes: The first performance period for the clinician Quality Payment Program mandated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act ends on Dec.…

MN Community Measurement Publishes 2018 Measures

MN Community Measurement (MNCM) has published the Slate of Measures for Public Reporting in 2018. The complete list can be found on the MNCM website…