Tag Archives: Health Care

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  1. HCAHPS Update: Using Patient Experience Information in Hospitals

    The following post was written by Samadhi Moreno, Healthcare Research Associate at RMS. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently announced a new exciting research project titled: “Using Patient Experience Information in Hospitals: A survey of Hospital Quality Leaders.” The project aims to answer the following questions: How do hospitals collect patient experience

  2. 12 Step Program for Data Breach Response

    The following blog post was written by Al Tripodi, Quality Auditor Associate at RMS. It’s probably not surprising that there has been an increasing number of HIPAA Breaches across the country. There is no question that as you hear of these breaches, you consider how to put more rigor around prevention. Here are 12 best

  3. American Board of Pediatrics Awards Credit to NCQA PCMH Recognized Pediatricians

    Pediatricians associated with a practice that is a recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) can now be awarded Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). MOC is designed by and for pediatricians to encourage lifelong learning, self-assessment, and a continuous commitment to quality.

  4. Is Your Practice HIPAA Compliant?

    The following blog post was written by Al Tripodi, Quality Auditor Associate at RMS. HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance is paramount to health care organizations, as well as any vendors or associates which have access to Protected Health Information (PHI). Violation of HIPAA can lead to termination of employment, large financial fines, and even jail

  5. The Importance of Care Coordination in the Primary Care Setting

    The following blog post was written by Heather Banks, a Healthcare Transformation Coordinator at RMS. Care Coordination is paramount to ensuring management and delivery of quality-centered patient-care. The goal of care coordination is to make the primary care practice the hub of all patient care. Not only must care coordination be within the practice, but

  6. Market Research Can Help Meet DSRIP Goals

    The following blog post was written by Karen Joncas, a Healthcare Transformation Coordinator at RMS. Across the country, health care and community resource providers have joined together to transform our health care delivery systems, reducing the upward cost curve of Medicaid spending while ensuring access to appropriate, quality care. States have been given the opportunity to

  7. CAHPS® for PQRS Timeline Taking Shape for 2015

    This blog post was written by our guest blogger Megan O’Donnell, Manager at Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) Healthcare Division. The Affordable Care Act mandates that all eligible professionals in practices of two or more physicians, who are receiving payment for Medicare Part B fee-for-service under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), participate in public

  8. The Benefits of Becoming a Patient-Centered Medical Home

    The following blog post was written by Heather Banks, a Healthcare Transformation Coordinator at RMS. The marketplace recognizes the potential for return on investment in the medical home through realization of improved quality of care and reduced healthcare expenses. Data has shown that Patient-Centered Medial Homes (PCMH) improves health outcomes, enhances patient experience of care,

  9. Market Research in Syracuse, NY | Patient Satisfaction – Case Study 3

    Case Study 3: The Bunker discusses how patient satisfaction surveys impact our healthcare clients.

  10. Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) | NCQA Accreditation

    The Bunker welcomes guest blogger Susan Maxsween in this post. In this blog post she discusses the impact of Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) and it’s relationship to NCQA.