Chart Abstraction Company

Chart Abstraction Company 2017-07-12T23:28:04+00:00
Chart Abstraction CompanyAs a high-level chart abstraction company, our job is to stay informed regarding current and future legislation that will directly impact health care organizations. Our management and staff have full knowledge of hospital procedures and culture, which makes us an excellent choice as your chart abstraction company.
The program known as Core Measures was started by CMS in an attempt to ensure a universal quality of care for patients. The program has developed into a set of “measures” that hospitals are required to report on in order to receive their full APU reimbursement.
Analyzing and identifying “problem” areas for hospitals is one of our strongest areas of expertise. We have been able to successfully implement new protocols and make hospital-wide changes that have resulted in an increase in core measures scores. For example, Western Medical Center, Santa Ana achieved the Gold medal for Coronary Artery Disease and Heart Failure from the American Heart Association in 2008/2009 and was published in the U.S. World News Report due to the efforts of the Direct Difference team members. We have also worked with Los Alamitos / Tenet in achieving the Gold medals for CAD and CHF from the AHA. They are now recognized as a facility that ranks in the top 10% of the nation.
Direct Difference is continually monitoring the upcoming legislation that will increase the measure sets by 300% over the next three years. The new CMS Value-Based Purchasing Program (VBP) has been studied extensively by our staff and will be one of the biggest challenges that hospitals will have to face in the next few years. The CMS VBP Program will also extend to doctors’ offices, skilled nursing and long term care facilities. Doctors’ offices are currently being asked to participate in a voluntary reporting program for heart failure patients, diabetes patients and renal failure patients. This program mimics the current Core Measures program for hospitals. We can see the demand for education on these important upcoming CMS requirements in the hospital setting, doctors’ offices, skilled nursing and long term care facilities.
As the nation’s leading chart abstraction company, Direct Difference offers these advantages to you and your health care organization:
▪   Guidance and training for proper abstraction of core measure charts.
▪   Quick analysis and identification of problem areas.
▪   Guidance for physicians and hospital staff on the use of core measures.
▪   Guidance on procedures for implementing new protocols.
▪   Immediate improvement of publicly reported scores.
▪   Guidance and awareness on upcoming measures.
▪   Maximize reimbursement for the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) Program.
▪   Earn positive recognition from the American Heart Association (AHA).
▪   Certification guidance for a Primary Stroke Center (PSC).
▪   Improved scoring for the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).
▪   A critical fulltime (24/7) resource.

Contact a Direct Difference team member for more information: Core Measure & Medical Abstraction Phone: (800) 805-4880 Email: info@directdifference.com

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Direct Difference stands out as a leading chart abstraction service in the country. We specialize in giving our clients the very best core measures data abstraction service available in the country. Our specialty is improving your bottom line and helping you drive better patient outcomes since 1998. We have hundreds of satisfied clients. Direct Difference’s considerable knowledge of Core Measures has enabled us to help institutions overcome the extensive burden that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has placed on hospitals nation-wide.