The platform enables organizations to address a wide range of quality reporting needs, including HEDIS
, Hierarchical Condition Category, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Star, Meaningful Use, Physician Quality Reporting System and other contractual measures.
Addressing barriers related to cultural and language differences, low health literacy, or lower socioeconomic status may affect both CAHPS and HEDIS
measures simultaneously (Haviland et al.
Note that HEDIS
and NCQA do not set coverage or benefit policy.
Several new HEDIS
measures are in place for 2007, including tracking of potentially harmful drug-disease interactions in the elderly.
In addition, including chlamydia screening as one of the HEDIS
measures used to accredit health plans by NCQA might provide motivation to increase screening.
However, the report points out that plans that scored in the top 25% on HEDIS
measures tended to score high on customer service as well.
I think we're seeing evidence in terms of, for instance, the HEDIS
is being used to track 60 categories including immunization rates and percentage of women getting mammographies to gauge quality of care.
In addition to helping to achieve superior HEDIS
scores through a streamlined cloud computing service, Interpreta also helps to improve physician Pay-for-Performance, Risk Adjustment, and drug safety with real-time interpretation of diverse clinical and genomic data.
Quality measures came from the 2001 New York State Managed Care Plan Performance Report, including seven CAHPS measures and three HEDIS
TORONTO -- Physician practices treating higher proportions of less-educated patients have consistently lower HEDIS
performance scores, according to preliminary research presented at the annual meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine.
Significant bivariate associations between sites" HEDIS
scores and the age, racial, and ethnic composition of their patient panels were present for chlamydia screening, but these associations did not remain statistically significant after multivariate adjustment.