eCQM

Monday Morning Rounds with CMS | 9/21/2020

… 4baeRdNzpq QPP pic.twitter.com/hWFBGDyuK7 — CMSGov (@CMSGov) September 16, 2020 Now Available: 2020 Change Review Process – CMS announces the availability of the 2020 Change Review Process for electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) . The CRP provides eCQM users the opportunity to review and comment on draft changes to the eCQM specifications and supporting resources under consideration by the measure steward. The goal of the CRP is for eCQM implementers to comment on …

2020 SHIEC Recap: Week Five | 9/21/2020

… data governance (focused on what data to share with whom and how best to inform stakeholders about acceptable use) in partnership with Medicaid and state public health departments. Quality payment programs, value-based care, eCQM /quality measures, and measurement and reporting for health systems, providers, and payers to reduce the reporting burden on stakeholders. Social determinants of health platform, QCDR/measure development, Gravity Project, and NQF partnership with CMS, ONC …

Annual Highway 46 Yard Sale set for next weekend | 9/21/2020

Save Vendor Rachael Robertson (left) talks to customer Lori Daniel from Newell, Ala, at the 2019 Highway 46 Yard Sale. Photo by Bill Wilson / The Anniston Star HEFLIN — Despite COVID-19 and a closed bridge the 23rd Annual Highway 46 Yard Sale will be held next weekend, Sept. 25-27. The 25-mile-long yard sale begins in Heflin and snakes its way down Alabama 46 to the Georgia line in …

Here’s how to represent telehealth encounters in QRDA I Format for eCQMs – Medical Office Manager | 9/18/2020

… by CMS in July 2020 . Representing Telehealth Encounters in QRDA I format by using the Qualifier attribute: To represent “telehealth-eligible” Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for eCQMs in QRDA I, submitters should use the optional qualifier attribute of the encounter code element to send the telehealth modifier code in addition to the primary “telehealth-eligible” CPT or HCPCS encounter code from the …

“How can we comfort those hurt by racial injustice?” | Religion Roundtable | annistonstar.com | 9/18/2020

American Muslims should stand in solidarity The creation of humans of a variety of colors, looks, languages, nations and tribes is a show of God’s power — on one hand that He can create so much variety, and on the other hand it shows divine wisdom as the environmental requirements for life vary in every geographical area. Skin color and other characteristics play a role in human survival in different situations …

Cherry Grove Farm offers a taste of autumn | 9/17/2020

Tis the season for everything fall, and if it’s the taste of homemade goodness you happen to be craving this time of year, look no further than Cherry Grove Farm, a country treasure located just outside of Shippensburg on Cherry Grove Road. As you drive down Cherry Grove Road you might not be sure your GPS has taken you in the right direction, but then you see it… a lot …

Andrew Olds becomes a certified Paramedic | 9/17/2020

Andrew Olds of Shippensburg recently became a certified Paramedic. Olds said, “It’s always been a goal of mine to become a Paramedic. It was a long course, and the hard work and studying paid off. I have been waiting very patiently for my results. I finally received them in the mail on Aug. 26, officially certifying myself as a Paramedic.” kA 5:ClQ=ECQm~=5D[ [email protected] @G65 [email protected] $9:AA6 …

Greyhound golf tees off on 2020 season | 9/17/2020

Golf is normally a slow-paced game, but for Shippensburg Area Senior High School golfers in 2020, their season feels more like an all-out sprint. The Greyhounds tee’d off on their season this past week with the first two league matches, beginning a stretch that will see them compete in six total league matches in less than a month’s span. They finished the week with an even overall 5-5 …

SHAPE to reopen with 15th annual members’ show | Community News | shipnc.com | 9/17/2020

The SHAPE Gallery is pleased to present “Perception – The Journey of Our Senses.” This exhibition of artworks is our annual members’ show, and will consist of artwork that portrays one or several of the five senses of touch, taste, sight, hearing and smell. kA 5:[email protected] 6I9:3:E65 H:== :?4=F56 as 2?5 bs A:646D :? 2 G2C:6EJ @7 65:F D]k^Am kA 5 …

AROUND NEWBURG: We are ready to usher in the fall season | Community News | shipnc.com | 9/17/2020

Greetings from the ‘Burg once again! Summer is winding down and the crisp feel of autumn is slowly beginning to freshen the air! I just wanted to give our readers a quick update on what’s been happening around our quiet little town out here in the best little part of Cumberland County! If you’ve walked around the borough in the last week or so, you’ve probably noticed some work taking …

Earl David Reed to kick off ‘Onstage in the Outfield’ | Community News | shipnc.com | 9/17/2020

The Appell Center for the Performing Arts and presenting sponsor Doceo, in partnership with the York Revolution, are bringing central Pennsylvania’s own Earl David Reed to PeoplesBank Park, 5 Brooks Robinson Way in York, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Reed is a trendsetter in the comedy and radio world. Within his 15 years of stand-up comedy, Reed has performed at more than 100 comedy clubs and colleges and …

Blast From the Past: The Greyhounds’ official 1952 mascot | Community News | shipnc.com | 9/17/2020

Save School days are here again! Welcome to this week’s edition of a Blast from the Past where we’ll look back at the beginning of the school year in September of 1952, and in particular, the home football opener for the Greyhounds which was slated for Friday night, Sept. 19. In the Sept. 19, 1952 issue of The News-Chronicle , the bold headlines on the sports page read: “Greyhounds Meet …

Big Spring golf starts off season with strong showing | Vts Sports | shipnc.com | 9/16/2020

The Big Spring High School golf team opened the 2020 fall high school sports season with a third place overall finish and two golfers in the top 5 of the individual leaderboard in their first Mid Penn Colonial Division golf match Thursday at Eagles Crossing Golf Club. Bulldog senior Caleb Motter led the charge on their par 72 home course, finishing second to Waynesboro’s Devin Smith (75) with an 18 …

MUCH ADO: About annoyances | Much Ado | shipnc.com | 9/16/2020

Maybe it’s because this coronavirus thing has everyone a tad edgy, but there have been a lot of things going on that make me want to scream and/or pound my fists into the wall. Somehow the pledge of allegiance has become a point of contention. News flash: It’s not one of the 10 commandments and, as far as I know, the Apostle Paul didn’t mention it in any of …

Fire destroys West Pennsboro Township barn | Vts News | shipnc.com | 9/16/2020

A barn and its contents were destroyed by flames last Friday morning on the property of Jones Harvesting LLC at 75 Goodyear Road in West Pennsboro Township, Newville. Fire Chief Blair Harry of West Pennsboro Fire Co. said, “The barn, about 100-feet-by-75-feet, was fully engulfed in flames when the first unit arrived on the scene. The barn was full of hay, along with many miscellaneous items …

Big Spring Bulldogs 9U baseball team goes undefeated at Hanover Rampage Fall Explosion Tournament | Vts Sports | shipnc.com | 9/16/2020

The Big Spring Bulldogs 9U Travel Baseball team went 4-0 to win the Hanover Rampage Fall Explosion Tournament in Hanover during Labor Day weekend. The Bulldogs picked up preliminary round wins over the Red Land Patriots and Crush Baseball, before defeating the Patriots again in the semifinals, 15-3, and Crush Baseball in Sunday’s Championship Game, 11-6. kA 5:ClQ=ECQm$2EFC52J DE2CE65 @77 2 =:EE=6 [email protected] [email protected]

Support local businesses, Project SHARE at the FARE for SHARE | Vts Community News | shipnc.com | 9/16/2020

The second annual FARE for SHARE Food Truck event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, in Carlisle. Visit the parking lot of Second Presbyterian Church, 528 Garland Drive this Sunday and help to support the efforts of Project SHARE and several regional food trucks. kA 5:ClQ=ECQmpCC:G6[ @C56C[ A:4 FA 2?5 6?;@J 2E [email protected] 6[ :? [email protected] 42C @C D …

Slow-moving Hurricane Sally could dump 4 inches of rain on Cleburne County | 9/16/2020

Save Hurricane Sally, the slow-moving storm that has brought flooding and high winds to the Alabama Gulf Coast, could bring 4 inches of rain to Cleburne County, forecasters said Wednesday. Winds and rain from outer bands of the storm passed through the area on Wednesday morning, but Holmes said the Anniston area is now forecast to see 2 to 3 inches of rain from the storm, less than in …

A timeline of telehealth support from the federal government during the pandemic | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/14/2020

… its plans for telehealth since regulations were lifted during the coronavirus pandemic. July 6: CMS released its telehealth guidance for electronic clinical quality measures for telehealth-eligible clinicians in 2021, listing 39 telehealth-eligible eCQM s for the next reporting period. July 8: The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded Philips a 10-year, $100 million contract to expand the VA’s critical care telehealth program. The contract allows the VA to invest …

Spotlight on: Hunter Gentry, Historic Main Street Oxford | Spotlight | annistonstar.com | 9/14/2020

Hunter Gentry is the director of Historic Main Street Oxford, where he serves as a sort of liaison between the city and the community. Gentry also serves as president of The Arc of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties as a board member of the Berman Foundation. Historic Main Street Oxford is planning several events for the community in October; details can be found at MainStreetOxford.org or Historic Main Street Oxford’s Facebook …

Raider basketball alum Justin McCarthur excited for pro opportunity | Local Sports | shipnc.com | 9/10/2020

Justin McCarthur’s basketball journey has taken him from Bishop McDevitt High School to Shippensburg University – and now to the northern European country of Lithuania. McCarthur, a 1,000-point scorer in both high school and college, reached an agreement with Delikatesas Jokinis, a team that plays in the National Basketball League (NKL). The NKL is the second-tiered league in Lithuania and consists of 14 teams. kA 5:ClQ=ECQm“x …

Noreika enters season with health, new perspective following knee surgery | Local Sports | shipnc.com | 9/10/2020

After a devastating knee injury and nearly 12 months on the sidelines, Laney Noreika is back, fully healthy and with a brand new perspective, ready to power Big Spring field hockey’s attack for the 2020 season. “I am fully recovered now and I have actually got in 30 games of basketball over the summer with AAU,” Noreika said last week. “My knee feels great, I am perfectly fine and I …

County welcomes Shawn Haines as Area Agency on Aging director | Community News | shipnc.com | 9/10/2020

Franklin County is pleased to welcome Shawn Haines as the new Director of the Franklin County Area Agency on Aging, effective Aug. 6, 2020. “I’m excited to start in this new role and I’m committed to building upon the foundation already established. While there are obvious challenges that currently exist, there are also many opportunities ahead,” said Haines. “I’m looking forward to working with the team in aging to further …

State committee hearing spotlights local mental health, law enforcement partnership programs | Community News | shipnc.com | 9/10/2020

Recently, Pennsylvania lawmakers held a hearing on how police handle mental health calls. Cori Seilhamer, Franklin County’s Mental Health Program Specialist and Certified CIT Coordinator, offered testimony regarding the county programs. On Aug. 13, 2020, Seilhamer addressed the House Democratic Policy Committee, discussing the success of the Franklin County Mental Health Co-Responder program. Since the program’s inception in April of 2017, close to 900 individuals have been diverted from …

36 artists create collaborative painting to benefit Women in Need | Community News | shipnc.com | 9/10/2020

The Foundry Artist Cooperative, located at 100 S. Main St., Chambersburg, is currently displaying a collaborative painting by 36 women artists from the area, with individual canvases being sponsored to benefit Women in Need of Chambersburg. “[email protected]” will be on view at the Foundry through Nov. 1, with gallery hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. “We had to work creatively to find a way …

NCQA

KPI Ninja’s Ninja Universe Achieves ONC Health IT Certification from Drummond Group LLC | PR Newswire | 8/4/2020

… NCQA, including holding NCQA’s eCQM Certification, Measure Certification for HEDIS® Health Plan 2020, PCMH and PCSP Prevalidation; demonstrating the commitment to provide clients an effective enterprise analytics solution. KPI Ninja CONTACT: Susan Price 402-681-9283 [email protected] SOURCE KPI Ninja Related Links https://www.kpininja.com …

NCQA Selects Apervita as Beta Partner for eCQM Certification Program | PR Newswire | 7/23/2020

CHICAGO Apervita , a trusted technology leader in healthcare collaboration for payers, providers, and other stakeholders, today announced that it has been named a beta testing partner for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) eCQM Certification Program™. NCQA, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality, selected Apervita to test how well they calculate eCQMs using electronic clinical data by utilizing NCQA methodology. Apervita was selected for this program …

National Committee for Quality Assurance

NCQA Selects Apervita as Beta Partner for eCQM Certification Program | PR Newswire | 7/23/2020

CHICAGO Apervita , a trusted technology leader in healthcare collaboration for payers, providers, and other stakeholders, today announced that it has been named a beta testing partner for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) eCQM Certification Program™. NCQA, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality, selected Apervita to test how well they calculate eCQMs using electronic clinical data by utilizing NCQA methodology. Apervita was selected for this program …

Apervita Achieves NCQA Digital HEDIS Certification with CQL Engine | PR Newswire | 7/22/2020

… 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Apervita , a trusted technology leader in healthcare collaboration for payers, providers, and other stakeholders, today announced the NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance) Measure Certification Program™ has certified Apervita for a subset of … vendor to receive NCQA certification for CQL-based execution of eCQMs. Some 190 million Americans are enrolled in health plans that report care quality measures to NCQA. As part of a broader healthcare push, within …

Medicare

Apervita Achieves NCQA Digital HEDIS Certification with CQL Engine | PR Newswire | 7/22/2020

… eCQMs. Some 190 million Americans are enrolled in health plans that report care quality measures to NCQA. As part of a broader healthcare push, within the past two years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission have accelerated their migration of traditional quality measure specifications to the digital format. HEDIS, developed by NCQA, is a tool used by more than 90 percent of America’s health plans …

Apervita Secures $22 Million Investment to Fuel Future Growth | PR Newswire | 11/12/2019

Medicare and Medicaid’s electronic quality measures (eCQMs). Apervita is the first to receive certification from National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for clinical quality language (CQL) based execution of eCQMs, and is currently among the first companies pursuing certification for digital versions of Electronic Clinical Data Systems (ECDS) and Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information (HEDIS ® ) measures released by NCQA. With its cutting edge cloud-based quality solution, Apervita can now …

Medicaid

Apervita Achieves NCQA Digital HEDIS Certification with CQL Engine | PR Newswire | 7/22/2020

… eCQMs. Some 190 million Americans are enrolled in health plans that report care quality measures to NCQA. As part of a broader healthcare push, within the past two years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission have accelerated their migration of traditional quality measure specifications to the digital format. HEDIS, developed by NCQA, is a tool used by more than 90 percent of America’s health plans …

Pioneers in Quality™ Fact Sheet | 11/4/2019

… eCQM) journey to improve eCQM data use for quality improvement. The program originally launched to provide resources to aid hospitals in the transition from chart-abstracted measures to eCQMs. The program has grown to include additional key components. Hospitals collect eCQM information through electronic health records (EHRs) and transmit the data to The Joint Commission as part of its ORYX® performance measurement requirements, and to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Apervita Achieves NCQA Digital HEDIS Certification with CQL Engine | PR Newswire | 7/22/2020

… eCQMs. Some 190 million Americans are enrolled in health plans that report care quality measures to NCQA. As part of a broader healthcare push, within the past two years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission have accelerated their migration of traditional quality measure specifications to the digital format. HEDIS, developed by NCQA, is a tool used by more than 90 percent of America’s health plans …

The Joint Commission Enters Next Generation of Quality Measurement, Offers Accredited Hospitals Real-Time Quality Metrics | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 5/14/2019

… time access to quality measures. Over the last two years, The Joint Commission has transformed its electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting process to increase value and reduce burden for thousands of their 4,500 accredited … is the new industry standard for measures, used by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for 2019 eCQM reporting, and endorsed by HL7 International. CQL brings together the underlying logic of quality measurement, clinical …

Clinical Data

Apervita Secures $22 Million Investment to Fuel Future Growth | PR Newswire | 11/12/2019

… eCQMs). Apervita is the first to receive certification from National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for clinical quality language (CQL) based execution of eCQMs, and is currently among the first companies pursuing certification for digital versions of Electronic Clinical Data Systems (ECDS) and Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information (HEDIS ® ) measures released by NCQA. With its cutting edge cloud-based quality solution, Apervita can now incorporate standard and custom digital quality …

The Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative: A Multiyear Partnership Transforms Care | 9/1/2019

… eCQMs) and a complementary interdisciplinary quality improvement toolkit and establishing the first nutrition-focused national Learning Collaborative. MQii’s vision for future directions and applications in 2020 and beyond will explore partnerships to include the malnutrition eCQM in available clinical data registries. Qualified Clinical Data Registries will provide a pathway for collecting nutrition data relevant to RDNs because as of 2020, payments for Medicare Part B nutrition services and quality improvement …

ACOs

Diameter Health First to Earn NCQA eMeasure and ONC eCQM Certification | PRWeb | 8/12/2019

… The company then used the test report from NCQA’s ONC-Authorized Testing Lab to earn Health IT certification for the eCQM criteria from the federal government. As an ONC-Authorized Testing Lab, NCQA can test … streams, such as Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), health systems and health plans, to realize greater value from their data. For more information, visit http://www.diameterhealth.com or email [email protected]

SPH Analytics Awarded MIPS Qualified Registry And QCDR Approvals | PRWeb | 1/3/2018

… set includes: Collection and validation of codified and non-codified data from a large number of EMR systems Library of eCQMs (electronic clinical quality measures) and registry-based measures to choose from, including the CMS … Nexus™ Platform, providing insights and impact to integrated health networks, ACOs, hospitals, ambulatory care providers, physician groups, and health plans. SPH’s quality measure dashboards, financial risk measurement, healthcare survey and call center solutions, and consulting …

Unified Medical Language System

IRIS Announces FHIR® Enablement of VSAC Resources | PR Newswire | 12/21/2017

Unified Medical Language System ® Metathesaurus License access to the current VSAC value sets and supported code systems. The VSAC provides downloadable access to all official versions of vocabulary value sets drawn from standard vocabularies contained in the CMS electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) ( https://vsac.nlm.nih.gov/ ). This service supports the CodeSystem and ValueSet FHIR Terminology Module resources to access value sets published, and code systems hosted, by VSAC. “HL7’s FHIR …

IRIS Announces FHIR® Enablement of VSAC Resources | PR Newswire | 12/21/2017

Unified Medical Language System ® Metathesaurus License access to the current VSAC value sets and supported code systems. The VSAC provides downloadable access to all official versions of vocabulary value sets drawn from standard vocabularies contained in the CMS electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) ( https://vsac.nlm.nih.gov/ ). This service supports the CodeSystem and ValueSet FHIR Terminology Module resources to access value sets published, and code systems hosted, by VSAC. “HL7’s FHIR …

Apervita

Apervita Launches Healthcare Industry’s First Native Cloud-Based Digital Quality Measurement Services | PR Newswire | 8/19/2020

CHICAGO Apervita , a trusted healthcare technology leader delivering innovative technology solutions to payers, providers and other stakeholders, today launched its digital Quality Measurement-as-a-Service offering (QMaaS ™ ), the industry’s first cloud-based digital quality … to specify, develop, test, and execute electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), as well as to create and distribute applications that use them, in the cloud. “What we’ve accomplished during the last two years with the …

NCQA Selects Apervita as Beta Partner for eCQM Certification Program | PR Newswire | 7/23/2020

CHICAGO Apervita , a trusted technology leader in healthcare collaboration for payers, providers, and other stakeholders, today announced that it has been named a beta testing partner for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) eCQM Certification Program™. NCQA, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality, selected Apervita to test how well they calculate eCQMs using electronic clinical data by utilizing NCQA methodology. Apervita was selected for this program …