nygov-logoThe New York Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the DSRIP Program’s independent assessor have partnered with MedReview Inc. and Verisk Health Inc. to complete chart abstractions for all Performing Provider Systems (PPS) participating in DSRIP Domains 2 and 3. The vendors will immediately be contacting providers to begin scheduling appointments for abstraction services.

What measures will be extracted?

Six HEDIS measures:

  • controlling high blood pressure
  • comprehensive diabetes care
  • prenatal and postpartum care
  • frequency of ongoing prenatal care
  • childhood immunization status
  • lead screening in children

and two State-developed non-HEDIS measures (screening for clinical depression and viral load suppression) will be included in this collection effort. For a complete listing of non-claims based measures included in Domains 2 and 3, please refer to the DSRIP measure specification and reporting manual.

NYSDOH has advised the abstraction process is scheduled to conclude by November 27th, 2015. The following timeline, provided by NYSDOH, illustrates the measurement period and key milestones:

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Are my records safe?

MedReview and Verisk Health are both subject to HIPAA regulations. NYSDOH and a separate third party entity will monitor each of the vendors for HIPAA compliance throughout this collection period.  They will also validate samples to ensure the accuracy of reporting. Both vendors are also HEDIS-certified, and are experienced in performing medical record reviews across the state of New York.

How much will this cost my organization or practice?

There is no cost to participating partners or the PPS.

Why is this necessary?

As part of the DSRIP program, collecting this data is essential to quality improvement and is tied to future performance reporting.

Again, participating partners should expected to be contacted by one of the vendors to schedule appointments for abstraction services. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Showard at kshoward@millenniumcc.org.

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