Quality Reporting: Overview

As performance-based care and reimbursement models take hold in an era of healthcare reform, quality metrics are taking on greater importance across the healthcare continuum. This trend can also be seen in the number of quality reporting programs underway by federal agencies and private organizations:

  • CMS ASC Quality Reporting Program
  • ASCA's Outcomes Monitoring Project
  • ACC's Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC)
  • ACC/NCDR® Registries
  • IAC Accreditation (ICAVL, ICAEL, ICANL)
  • Multiple state cardiovascular registries
  • GI Quality Improvement Consortium (GIQuIC)
  • National Quality Forum (NQF)
  • AGA Digestive Health Outcomes Registry®
  • CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)

Quality Reporting Challenge: Inaccurate, Inefficient Documentation and Coding

The challenge underlying many facilities' efforts to effectively participate in quality reporting initiatives lies within inefficient documentation and coding processes that render them unable to quickly and accurately capture required data.

  • Continued reliance on dictation and transcription to generate physician procedure notes
  • Lack of structured data needed to query data elements from within the procedure documentation system
  • Inconsistent and incomplete data that make it difficult to perform effective benchmarking

Quality Reporting Solution: ProVation® MD Streamlines Quality Reporting

ProVation MD ensures data integrity and streamlines the quality registry reporting process:

  • Our Anticipatory Interface® guides physicians via a database of procedure-specific paths
  • For cardiologists, DocuDiagram® provides a fast, graphical method to document cardiac findings
  • Flags specific data points to ensure they are not overlooked by the physician during documentation and eliminates reporting gaps
  • Collects many required data points directly from procedure notes
  • Interfaces with other systems, meaning more data points are collected without any additional resources
  • Registry reporting tools, including ProVation® Registry Reporter, automate data capture and reporting