Core Measure Data Abstractor

Core Measure Data Abstractor 2017-07-12T23:28:04+00:00
Core Measure Data AbstractorAs a leading core measure data abstractor, Direct Difference keeps constant vigilance on legislation that may cause changes in the way health care organizations do business. Our staff maintains continuous and constant knowledge of hospital procedures and culture, which makes us an excellent choice as a core measure data abstractor.
The program known as Core Measures was started by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (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.
As the nation’s leading core measure data abstractor, 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