Verisk Health HEDIS Solution Ready for 2011 Reporting

Industry-leading HEDIS quality measurement and reporting solution receives complete certification for the tenth consecutive year

WALTHAM, Mass., January 13, 2011 – Verisk Health announced today that its SightlinesTM Performance Measurement solution has received 100 percent certification for all its HEDIS® measures by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Verisk Health is a recognized leader in Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) quality measurement and reporting solutions. This certification marks the tenth straight year the company has achieved this distinction.

“We’re pleased to turn over the software to our clients so early in the reporting season,” said Mike Coyne, president of Verisk Health. “We’re confident our development and quality-assurance efforts have resulted in an outstanding product for our clients, and our ability to release the software now will enable our clients to get a head start on 2011 reporting.”

To ensure that HEDIS stays current, the National Committee for Quality Assurance has established a process to update the measurements annually. Each year, Verisk Health and other companies that provide the measurement and reporting capability for managed care organizations must recertify with NCQA to ensure they are compliant with the latest measures. Verisk Health not only consistently recertifies but acts as a testing partner for the NCQA certification process itself.

Verisk Health’s Sightlines Performance Measurement solution enables managed care organizations to view results quickly and easily for each HEDIS measure, sample, and chase calculation performed. Key uses of the product include:

  • calculating HEDIS measures from source healthcare data
  • analyzing HEDIS data using robust filters, drills, and reports
  • collecting hybrid medical record data
  • developing custom measures for clinical reporting initiatives
  • access to secure, web-enabled software that facilitates the communication, planning, and managing of projects and checkpoints related to HEDIS measure production
  • access to chart review tools and services

About Verisk Health
Verisk Health, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics, leverages healthcare data to help businesses and governments understand their medical and financial risk for the purpose of managing costs and clinical outcomes more effectively. Through the combination of leading predictive science, the finest evidence-based clinical engine, and superior technology, we have created the most extensive independent risk assessment and decision analytics platform in the healthcare industry. Our primary focus is to identify actionable strategies for managing healthcare costs and quality at both the individual and population levels. We consistently research, evaluate, and invest in our business to ensure that we remain leaders in our industry and the most efficient and effective solution for our clients. For more information, please visit www.veriskhealth.com.

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Contact
Trish Tarantino
Verisk Health
781-693-3784
ttarantino@veriskhealth.com

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