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  1. 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

  2. CAHPS Facts v. Fiction

    The following post was written by Samadhi Moreno, Healthcare Research Associate at RMS. I recently listened to a new AHRQ Podcast on the common concerns and misconceptions regarding the CAHPS surveys. The title of the podcast series was “CAHPS Surveys: Sorting Fact from Fiction” by Rebecca Anhang-Price. CAHPS results are used for pay per performance Read more

  3. 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 Read more

  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 Read more

  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 Read more

  6. NCQA Announces Intention to Redesign PCMH™ Recognition Process

    The following blog post was written by Karen Joncas, a Healthcare Transformation Coordinator at RMS. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that it is redesigning the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition process to better engage practices in an ongoing assessment of compliance with PCMH standards. Four key goals of the newly redesigned Read more

  7. 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 Read more

  8. 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 Read more

  9. Using the CAHPS® Clinician & Group Survey for Quality Improvement—Moving Results Into Actions

    This blog post was written by our guest blogger Megan O’Donnell, Manager at Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) – Healthcare Division. So your organization is conducting surveys of your patients to measure their experience with your practice. Now what? Using the information from the CAHPS®1 Clinician & Group Survey (CG-CAHPS) can help your practice improve the quality of experiences Read more

  10. 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, Read more

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