The National Committee for Quality Assurance has certified ELEVATE! Quality Insights software by Advantmed, LLC, an integrated risk-adjustment optimization and quality improvement company, for 2019 HEDIS hybrid measures.
Cindy Ottone, MHA, director of policy measures at NCQA, discussed the new 2019 HEDIS measures during a session at HQC 2018.
Veronica Locke, MHSA, senior manager of accreditation policy at NCQA, reviewed the 2019 health plan accreditation standards updates during a session at HCQ 2018.
David Nash, MD, MBA, dean of Jefferson College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University, discussed at HQC 2018 how managing population health can help improve overall health care quality.
A recent commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine explained how omitting outpatient observational hospital stays from readmission measures is skewing quality care measurements.