Working with Altarum Quality Improvement Advisory Services (QIAS) can help health care organizations improve operational, financial, and clinical performance using our process improvement techniques designed specifically for medical practices, clinics, and small hospitals. For more information about any of these services email us at: QIAdvisoryServices@altarum.org
Here are our 2019 QI Advisory Services Technical Assistance offerings:
Bumper-to-bumper Technical Assistance (TA) supporting an eligible clinician or group to facilitate their participation in the 2019 Quality Payment Program. TA will include assistance with evaluating and reporting performance categories, use of the MIPScast® score estimator and Qualified Registry, score gap assessment and consulting on ways to achieve higher performance scores, and completing a Security Risk Analysis. Upon completion of the reporting period, QIAS will work with the individual or practice to submit data to CMS using the MIPScast Qualified Registry.
Package designed to help active ACO participants achieve the requirements of the 2019 Quality Payment Program Promoting Interoperability (PI) Measures only. Technical assistance will include completing a Security Risk Analysis, Measure Gap Assessment (including assistance with public health and interoperability) and use of MIPScast® Qualified Registry for comparative analysis and data submission. Upon completion of the performance period, QIAS will work with the practice to meet the requirements of PI submission.
Offering designed to assist clinicians with Quality Payment Program (QPP) Submission using the MIPScast® Qualified Registry. The practice will have all reporting data completed and ready for entry. QIAS will assist with HARP account creation, and submission of measures into the QPP Submission Portal, if necessary.
MIPScast® Qualified Registry uses a practice’s actual data to calculate their points earned in each MIPS category to then accurately estimate their MIPS Final Score. Data can be submitting directly from the MIPScast Qualified Registry to CMS. MIPScast is nationally available to clinicians for a small fee if purchased outside of our other TA packages.
Designed to help providers achieve the requirements of the Promoting Interoperability Measure “Protect Electronic Health Information”. Staff will guide practice through completion of a proprietary Security Risk Analysis process, providing a report of information security vulnerabilities and recommended corrective actions. Staff will also help the practice navigate implementation of corrective actions.
Please see the SRA fact sheet for more information.
PI Audit Response Support includes remote or in-person meetings with the Health System to review that the attested qualifications and supporting documents are in place for PI. QIAS delivers these services through interactions with the practice comprised of meetings, webinars, and phone/email contact. QIAS will help answer questions, review documentation, and recommend corrective action as necessary. Upon completion of the audit analysis, QIAS will work with the practice to submit identified information to their respective auditor.
Altarum Chronic Care Management (CCM) services enable physicians to take advantage of the updated Medicare billing requirements for CCM services. Joining our program provides your practice with a dedicated, experienced, and thoroughly vetted Care Manager who has extensive familiarity with CCM billing codes. The Care Manager works within your practice helping fulfill CMS criteria in order to maximize reimbursement potential.
Please see the CCM Case Study fact sheet for more information.
Customized consulting package outside the scope of our service offerings listed above, to help clients who need assistance with health information technology integration.
Our broad range of consulting experience includes both in-patient and out-patient services in diverse settings including small clinics, outpatient surgical centers, critical access hospitals (emergency departments, surgery, lab, etc.), and medical practices. We can help rapidly address common “pain points” and barriers relating to patient flow, productivity, efficiency, and staff/patient satisfaction – we work closely with organizations to develop practical and effective performance improvement plans – and we provide hands-on implementation assistance.
Please see the QIAS Consulting Services fact sheet for more information.