PQRS, ACO, MSSP, PCMH. These acronyms, and many more like them, are quality incentive programs indicative of the shift in the current healthcare landscape. While pay-for-performance is not a new concept, the breadth and depth of today’s EHR data provide organizations with new opportunities to participate in value-based payment programs. Many of these plans target chronic diseases in specific patient populations, placing an emphasis on improving patient care through proactive monitoring, while ultimately reducing expenses for all parties involved. As adoption grows and more of these programs are implemented, those who delay may miss out on significant opportunities.
Do you know how your group is performing? If not, it might be time to take a step back and look at your patient population across the continuum of care. What you find might surprise you! Simple things such as documenting patient immunizations, ensuring blood pressure and other vital signs are taken at each encounter, and regularly scheduling screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies will not only help with monitoring your patient’s health, but also further engage your patient and ultimately improve quality scores.
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