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  1. 4 Tasks of a Care Manager | Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) Updated 2019

    The following blog post was written & updated by Susan Maxsween, Vice President of Healthcare Consulting & Operations With the growth of patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) and the push for VBP agreements in NYS, care managers are expected to serve an increasing role in managing high risk patients. Long-term transformation and healthcare delivery system reform will rely on the work of Read more

  2. MIPS CAHPS CMS Approved Vendor

    RMS Receives CMS Approval to Administer the MIPS CAHPS Survey

    The following blog post was written by Maggy Stewart, Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator at RMS. Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) announced it has received final approval from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct the Merit-based Incentive Payment System Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey (MIPS CAHPS)® for the Read more

  3. PCMH 2017

    The Redesigned PCMH™ Recognition Process is Here. How’s Your Practice Shaping Up?

    The following blog post was written by Maggy Stewart, Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator at RMS. This past March, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) launched the redesigned Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition program, which includes an ongoing, sustained recognition status with an annual check-in and reporting. Redesigned program features replaced the previous program’s three-year Read more

  4. Market Research Acronyms Explained

    The following post was written by Tal Gordon, Intern at RMS. The market research industry is flooded with an abundance of phrases and lingo that is commonly used between businesses, employers, and clients. The use of acronyms in particular has gained in popularity, thanks largely due to the prevalence of social media usage, but also in Read more

  5. Dealing with a Social Media Crisis

    The RMS social media team recently attended a Social Media Breakfast presentation by Greg Loh, Managing Partner at Eric Mower + Associates. Aside from the great coffee and pastries, our team received an information-packed 90 minutes of social media crisis management gold. Although our social media team prides itself on staying up to date on Read more

  6. How to Measure Unique Selling Proposition (USP)

    The following blog post was written by Mark Dengler, President of RMS. I recently had the opportunity to be a part of the expert business panel at the 2015 Brazzlebox Small Business Summit on November 4th at the Oncenter. I was thrilled to see the amount of young entrepreneurs eager to learn and gather as Read more

  7. Implementation Delay for the Revised Incentive Plans for NCQA Recognized Primary Care Practices

    The following blog post was written by Karen Joncas, a Healthcare Transformation Coordinator at RMS. RMS Healthcare is a leader in healthcare transformation services, and has assisted over 200 practices in their journey to Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition.  Primary care practices that have patients enrolled in a Medicaid or Managed Medicaid insurance program will Read more

  8. 4 Tips for Transcribing Open-Ended Responses

    In-depth interviews (IDIs) are an insightful qualitative research method that allows the researcher to tap into the mind of consumers. To keep costs down, many businesses choose to complete IDIs via telephone, rather than the more costly option of conducting the interviews in-person.  While telephone IDIs provide a cost advantage, the researcher loses the ability Read more

  9. Tips for Conducting a Successful Focus Group – Part 2

    This is Part 2 of our series on successful focus group implementation. Review Part 1 tips here. Moderating Approach The skill of the moderator can make or break the focus group. It’s best to hire a professional who has experience managing the dynamics of a focus group. It’s not uncommon for discussions to go off Read more

  10. Tips for Conducting a Successful Focus Group – Part 1

    Focus groups are an insightful research option for businesses embarking on the exploratory phase of a project. Implementation of a focus group requires a moderator with the skill necessary to obtain rich data that will allow the client to take the next step in their project. Below are tips for conducting a successful focus group. Read more

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