HEDIS measures the quality of care provided by hospitals, providers, and health plans to identify gaps in care and areas where there is excellence. The measures allow these organizations to strengthen the services and coverage plans they offer. As the cost of health care increases and the healthcare system becomes more competitive, make sure you set yourself apart from the rest. One way to do this is by focusing on the quality of care provided. There are a few things you can do to help improve your overall performance with the HEDIS quality measures.
HEDIS Improvement Tips
- Superior documentation is vital in meeting and excelling in the HEDIS quality measures. Ensuring that the appropriate coding system is used on the claims forms with streamline the reporting of the data. Properly documentation of health care services and patient medical information in medical records are important. Any mistakes or errors in documenting this information can hinder meeting HEDIS measures. Having appropriately documented medical information adds to the quality of continued care provided by physicians and plans. This allows the provider to follow the care of a patient, plan treatment, and monitor the patient based on medications and procedures conducted. Documenting all these information provides a clear picture of the care a patient receives.
- Focus on patient care with emphasis on preventative screenings improves HEDIS measures. Identify patients who have gaps in their healthcare can help improve your quality measures. Solving issues that may prevent a patient’s access to care is also important to contributing to improving your scores. There are many preventative care services such as immunizations and chronic disease management that can improve care. Partnering with providers who provide these types of services and subscribe to delivering quality care can improve your HEDIS measures overall.
- Engaging patients in their care increases quality of care. Finding ways to reach out to patients and have them become proactive in their healthcare can increase the quality of health care. Improving access to care and encouraging better communication between patients and care teams is a way to achieve this. Once a patient becomes more involved with their healthcare, their patient experiences with become more positive. Having good patient experiences will ultimately improve HEDIS quality measures.
- Team up with experienced HEDIS help to improve your HEDIS measures. The experienced staff at Chart Review Nurses has many years of working with different HEDIS projects to ensure that everything is completed correctly, efficiently, and on time. You can rest assured that all your HEDIS needs can be fulfilled with Chart Review Nurses and with our assistance your quality measures may improve over time. Reach out to us at (877) 328-2343 to learn more about what we can do for you!