With a future maximum penalty of 75% of the annual payment update targeted to take effect in 2018, the EHR Incentive Program has accelerated the rate of change in the health care industry. This evolution will transform the way quality data are gathered, reported and used to improve the process of care. Ongoing additions to the regulations make it crucial to choose a partner that is well-versed in both eClinical Quality Measures (eCQM) and core measures reporting requirements.
Our team of experts draw upon decades of experience helping hospitals collect, monitor and analyze clinical quality measures data. Beginning with implementation, your Advisor helps coordinate cross-functional teams that include abstractors, account managers, IT specialists and clinical leadership, to ensure your data are correctly and efficiently mapped to optimize the EHR records. Quality Performer clients can count on the service and support of a dedicated account team.
Hospitals that partner with Press Ganey are better equipped to master the complexities of reporting requirements. The Press Ganey Quality Performer® eCQM and core measures solution provides advanced analytics that drill down to the measure level. Our reporting tools include user-friendly data collection, sophisticated reporting and comprehensive data management tools. Through the analysis of your data, our tools help to identify areas of opportunity for improving the process of care and initiate strategies built on proven best practices.
Successfully Transition to eClinical Quality Measures
The transition to eCQM takes more than turning on a switch in your EHR. Quality Performer, an ONC-ACB* certified EHR module, is designed to support regulatory requirements for meaningful use, and offer insights to aid improvement initiatives. Side-by-side comparison and analysis of your chart-abstracted and eCQM data helps to ensure data integrity in real time and perform quality checks prior to transmission.
Reduce the Burden of Manual Abstraction of Core Measures
Quality Performer also meets reporting needs for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission for inpatient, outpatient and behavioral health settings. To effectively navigate measurement changes, and utilize quality data to support continued improvement, Quality Performer combines deep analytics and expert advisors to support client improvement initiatives.
Press Ganey accepts multiple file types enabling our clients to take advantage of any electronic data—whether it’s in a facility’s health care information system, electronic health record or clinical decision support system—reducing the burden of abstraction. By minimizing manual data entry, we help to reduce the chance for error and the costs associated with the data collection process.
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The Quality Performer Hospital eMeasures version 1.4 EHR Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Press Ganey Associates, Inc. 12/5/2013. Quality Performer Hospital eMeasures version 1.4, 12052013-2248-8, Clinical Quality Measures Certification of the following: CMS026v1; CMS030v3; CMS032v3; CMS053v2; CMS055v2; CMS060v2; CMS071v3; CMS0721v2; CMS073v2; CMSOQ 1v3; CMS 101v2; CMS5 102v2; CMS 104v2; CMS 105v2; CMS 107v2; CMS 108v2; CMS 109v2; CMS 110v2; CMS 111v2; CMS 113v2; CMS 114v2; CMS 190v2. EHR Modular Certification Of the following: 170.314(c)(1, 2, 3); 170.314(g)(4).
Costs and Limitations
Hospitals using Press Ganey’s Quality Performer Hospital eMeasures solution pay an annual subscription fee for data collection, data processing and data transmission software and services. This fee includes initial set up, training, and ongoing support and education related to the product and to the reporting requirements. Additional analytic tools may be licensed for additional annual fees. Clients also have the option to engage Press Ganey for fee-based, “Data Diagnostics” consulting, which helps clients understand and troubleshoot data quality and data completeness issues.
The typical costs that a hospital may pay to implement the Quality Performer Hospital eMeasures version 1.4 in order to attempt to meet the Meaningful Use objectives and measures include: annual subscription fee, based on the number of measures the client chooses for transmission; one-time fee to establish interfaces for reporting to public health agencies; and annual fee associated with support for and ongoing maintenance of integration with other ONC certified systems. The Press Ganey eCQM solution has no contractual, technical or practical limitations.