Advisory Services

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Working with Altarum Quality Improvement Advisory Services (QIAS) can help health care organizations improve operational, financial, and clinical performance using our process improvement techniques designed specifically for medical practices, clinics, and small hospitals.

These are our QIAS Technical Assistance offerings. For more information about any of these services email us at: QIASInfo@altarum.org

QPP Full-Service

Bumper-to-bumper Technical Assistance (TA) from a dedicated QIAS Advisor supporting an eligible clinician or group with their participation in the QPP. TA includes evaluating performance categories using MIPScast®, Measure Gap Assessment, and a Security Risk Analysis. Upon completion of the reporting period, QIAS will work with the individual or practice to register and submit data to CMS using MIPScast®.

ACO Participant Assistance

Package designed to help active ACO participants achieve the requirements of the QPP Promoting Interoperability (PI) Measures only. TA includes completing a Security Risk Analysis, and Measure Gap Assessment and predicted score analysis using MIPScast®. Upon completion of the performance period, QIAS will work with the practice to meet the requirements of PI submission through MIPScast®.

QPP Submission

Offering designed to assist clinicians with QPP Submission. The practice will have all reporting data completed and ready for entry. QIAS will assist with HARP account creation and submission of measures into the CMS QPP Portal, or through MIPScast®.

MIPScast® Standalone

MIPScast® uses a practice’s actual data to calculate points earned in each MIPS category to then accurately estimate their MIPS Final Score. Data can be submitted directly from MIPScast® to CMS. 

 


Security Risk Analysis – On-Site

Designed to help providers achieve the requirements of the QPP Promoting Interoperability (PI) Base Measure and the PI/Meaningful Use Core Measure “Protect Patient Health Information”. QIAS staff guide the practice through a proprietary SRA process. Staff’s direct observation of physical security, including employee conduct, facility access controls, workstation security, and environmental controls will be incorporated into the risk analysis via the Facility Site Assessment Tool. QIAS provides a report of security risks and recommended corrective actions, and also helps the practice navigate implementation of those corrective actions.

 


Security Risk Analysis – Remote

Similar to the On-Site SRA except the SRA is completed using technology for remote conferencing. QIAS still guides the practice through the proprietary SRA process, provides a vulnerabilities report, recommends corrective action and helps the practice navigate corrective action implementation, but all results and deliverables are provided electronically and reviewed via teleconference.

 


Promoting Interoperability/Meaningful Use (PI/MU) Audit Response Support

Have you received a PI/MU audit letter? Let us help you respond. Our services include meetings and phone/email contact to review and confirm all attested qualifications and supporting documents are in place for PI/MU. We answer questions and recommend corrective action. Upon completion of our analysis, QIAS works with the practice to submit identified information to their respective auditor.

 


Custom Consulting

Customized consulting package outside the scope of our service offerings listed above, to help clients who need assistance with health information technology integration.

We help health care organizations improve operational, financial, and clinical performance using our process improvement techniques specifically designed for medical practices, clinics, and small hospitals. We address common “pain points” relating to patient flow, productivity, efficiency, and staff/patient satisfaction by providing implementation assistance to develop practical and effective performance improvement plans.

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