Posts Tagged ‘blog’

Physician Data Analytics – Challenges and Tips for Deployment (Part 1 of 2)

By Richard Howe, PhD, Executive Director, North Texas Regional Extension Center Over the last 3 months, I discussed how the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) legislation, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for physicians, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBPM) and meaningful use (MU) will become integrated into a […]

Physician Data Analytics and Your EHR – Impact of MACRA, MIPS, and SGRs (Part 3 of 3)

By Richard Howe, PhD, Executive Director, North Texas Regional Extension Center Last month, I discussed more about how the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for physicians, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBPM) and meaningful use (MU) will become integrated into a single program. The MIPS program is part of the Medicare Access […]

Physician Data Analytics and Your EHR – Impact of MACRA, MIPS, and SGRs (Part 2 of 3)

By Richard Howe, PhD, Executive Director, North Texas Regional Extension Center Last month, I introduced the concept of how the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is migrating from fee for service (FFS) to value-based, Alternative Payment Models (APMs), and the basic construct of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) […]

ICD-10 Post Implementation: The Storm Is Not Over!

By Marco Mack, Project Manager of EDI, DFW Hospital Council Foundation Now that ICD-10 is here, let’s all take a big sigh of relief. “Go-Live” was just the beginning. Even with the DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s (DFWHC Foundation) extensive preparation, implementation challenges are always a concern. Potential impacts include disruptions of operations, technological issues and […]

Uses and abuses – Opioid Safety Program

By Kristin Jenkins, President, DFWHC Foundation On November 12, the DFW Hospital Council Foundation hosted the educational seminar “Opioid Safety.” During the presentation, team members of the Foundation shared adverse drug event information for the region based on data from its Information and Quality Services Center. We were pleased with the attendance as every health […]

New York City begins new era in nutritional warnings

By Dr. Sushma Sharma, Director of Public and Population Health Research, DFWHC Foundation Starting today, New York City officially became the first U.S. city to successfully enforce chain restaurants to add a warning icon next to high-sodium items on menus. The New York City Board of Health voted unanimously September 9 to be the first […]