View Post

Considering a New HEDIS® Vendor?

In Affinite Quality, HEDIS & Quality Management by Marketing

Learn Why Consecutive Years of NCQA Certification Is Important 3 Reasons Why Choosing a HEDIS®  Vendor With Consecutive NCQA Certification Is Worthwhile Accurate, complete HEDIS® data collection, measurement, and reporting are critical for health plans to generate client trust, create positive results, and improve quality. NCQA aids plans in selecting their data partners by auditing collection logic based on their …

View Post

Answers to HEDIS® Tech Spec Questions

In Affinite Quality, HEDIS & Quality Management by Marketing

All in all, NCQA’s comprehensive updates to dozens of HEDIS® technical specifications will create better outcomes and more actionable data insights. Health plan quality, billing, and outreach professionals, however, have raised a few reporting and implementation questions. Many of these questions concern when new measurements take effect, which have been revised, and which no longer must be included in plan …

View Post

NCQA Recommendations to Transform Telehealth, HEDIS®, and Data Analysis

In Affinite Quality, HEDIS & Quality Management by Marketing

Recognizing that technology has caught up and evolving circumstances necessitate new initiatives, NCQA’s Taskforce on Telehealth Policy has developed a host of policy recommendations surrounding the use of telemedicine. As telehealth initiatives continue to expand, it will create more and more data that health plans can use to inform care decisions, improve member outreach, maximize revenues, and streamline operations. Vital …

View Post

NCQA Finalizes HEDIS® Telehealth Framework, Goals and Resources

In Affinite Quality, Covid-19, HEDIS & Quality Management by Marketing

As I noted in a previous blog post, NCQA has acted swiftly to adjust HEDIS® requirements to reflect the treatment and outreach challenges presented by COVID-10. Striving to limit healthcare professionals’ exposure to the virus, the new guidelines for outpatient care through video and telephone calls and readings from in-home monitors. Self-isolation recommendations and many patients’ reluctance to travel for …