Consulting Services

Medisolv can provide your organization with consulting services around the development and management of measures. Let us help you improve the quality of patient care at your organization.

Medisolv is a trusted leader in quality management and reporting. For 20 years, we’ve been dedicated to providing hospitals, clinicians, the federal government and state governments with a wide range of services to help improve quality of patient care and provider performance through Health Information Technology (HIT).

 

Medisolv’s team of experienced executives, highly-skilled IT engineers and clinical consultants have a long history of

  • developing measurement strategies,
  • using data analytics to develop cutting edge software,
  • and helping hospitals and clinicians successfully fulfill their quality reporting requirements.

National leader in eCQM reporting and first in the nation to successfully submit eCQM production data to CMS and The Joint Commission.

Services

Measure Development

Measure Development

Medisolv has more than 20 years of experience in developing data-driven indicators across a variety of healthcare domains including Quality, Safety, Efficiency and Cost.

 

Our team’s experience covers the entire life cycle of measure development:

  • Conceptualization of the measure
  • Building of the specification and logic
  • Development of value sets
  • End-to-end testing in labs and “live” test sites
  • Implementation of the measure in a hospital or practice setting
  • Submission of measure data to regulatory programs

eCQM Implementation and Management

eCQM Management

From large governing bodies such as CMS and the National Quality Forum to clients such as the Department of Defense, Medisolv has a strong record of supporting the eCQM effort. We have extensive experience extracting data from ambulatory and hospital Electronic Health Records (EHR) and normalizing the data for Quality and Safety measure submission to all major regulatory programs.

Expert Guidance

Our services go beyond extraction and submission.  Medisolv provides clinical experts who work hand in hand with clients on each step of the quality reporting process—from start to finish:

  • Understand and interpret regulatory reporting requirements and provide regular communications on changes.
  • Assist in measure implementation in the hospital or practice setting.
  • Assess system build and provide suggestions for set up best practices.
  • Evaluate data for validation.
  • Assess and analyze clinical workflows.
  • Advise on measures selection.
  • Proactive management of submission deadlines.
  • Assist in resolving rejections and post submission audits.

Submission Services

For more than 15 years, Medisolv has successfully completed submissions on our clients’ behalf for numerous regulatory quality programs including:

  • Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program
  • The Joint Commission’s ORYX® Initiative for Quality Improvement Program
  • Quality Payment Program’s tracks – MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment Systems) and (AAPM) Advanced Alternative Payment Models (and its predecessor PQRS)

Providing Data Analytics for Performance Improvement

Hospital Performance Improvement

Medisolv’s analytic solutions are designed to improve patient outcomes and decrease burden on the end user. We provide near real-time reporting, using regularly updated data extracted from hospitals for over 500 national quality measures. Measures include:

  • Hospital and ambulatory eCQMs
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Core Measures
  • AHRQ Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQI)
  • AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSI)
  • Hospital Mortality Measures
  • Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC) Measures
  • Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) Measures
  • Readmission Measures
  • HBIPS Measures
  • Objective Measures

Our support includes a detailed analysis of the specifications, logic, measure flow and codes systems, logic flow diagrams for abstracted measures and graphical view of eCQM logic applied to each measure. In addition, Medisolv has the capability to produce customized analytical reports for further analysis of quality and safety in hospitals.

Advanced Analytics

Medisolv also offers expertise in advanced analytics through knowledge of descriptive statistics in health care, Statistical Process Charts; sampling techniques; ratio, rate and volume measurement; risk adjustment methodologies including indirect standardization; and statistical methods for variation analysis and benchmarking.

Recent Projects

EHR Feasibility Testing with CMS and the Yale CORE group

EHR Feasibility Testing with CMS and the Yale CORE group

Medisolv supported CMS’s Feasibility Assessment of EHR Core Clinical Data Elements (CCDE) for Risk Adjustment of Quality Measures Pilot. We analyzed the data from nine hospitals over the course of several months and tested to see how often and with what frequency the hospitals were capturing all 22 CCDE. These feasibility tests are what helped CMS determine the official 22 CCDE which are now used in the newly released CMS Hybrid measure.
Developing a Software Tool for the Department of Defense

Developing a Software Tool for the Department of Defense

Medisolv designed a software tool for measuring adverse events using the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Global Trigger Tool (GTT) methodology. Medisolv successfully implemented the tool at all 53 of the Department of Defense’s Direct Care hospitals.
Helping Hospitals and Clinicians Successfully Meet Regulatory Requirements

Helping Hospitals and Clinicians Successfully Meet Regulatory Requirements

Medisolv has helped hospitals and clinicians nationwide prepare for and successfully meet regulatory requirements for over 15 years. Our award-winning software paired with our clinical experts helps healthcare organizations of all sizes implement, select, improve and report on Quality and Safety measures. Medisolv submits hospital and clinician data to regulatory programs such as the Quality Payment Program (MIPS/AAPM), Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program and The Joint Commissions’ ORYX® initiative for quality improvement program.
Providing Content Expertise to the State of Maryland

Providing Content Expertise to the State of Maryland

The Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) with the State of Maryland and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) are currently working on defining the terms of the new “Total Cost of Care” model agreement that will build upon the work begun under the All-payer model agreement used in the State’s All-payer model. In support of the HSCRC, Medisolv provides project management and content expertise in hospital performance measurement planning and implementation, and hospital complication measures.

These are just a few of our recent collaborations. For more information, email info@medisolv.com.

A Deep Knowledge Base

Dr. Zahid Butt, FACG

Dr. Zahid Butt is a premiere Subject Matter Expert on quality measure development and implementation. With 30 years of experience in healthcare delivery and health information technology (HIT), and several years as an active participant of private sector Health IT task forces, he has a wide perspective of user and stakeholder needs as well as the feedback loops associated with the quality measure development process.

 

He currently chairs the HIMSS Quality and Safety Taskforce, and is a member of The Joint Commission’s Pioneers in Quality Advisory Panel convened to assist health systems in implementing eCQMs. He was recently appointed to the US Policy Advisory Committee of International Consortium for Healthcare Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM).

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