Verisk Health’s HEDIS Solution Fully Certified and Ready for the 2012 Season

Newly Certified Solution Optimized to Support Five Star Quality Improvement Programs

WALTHAM, Mass., January 18, 2012 — Verisk Health announced that its HEDIS® Performance Measurement solution has been certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and is ready for 2012 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) reporting. This year marks the 11th straight season that the company has achieved full certification. Verisk Health is a global leader in risk management solutions and a long-standing NCQA® HEDIS Software Certification beta-testing partner.

“We’re pleased to once again deliver a fully-certified HEDIS solution so early in the 2012 reporting season,” said Nathan Gunn, MD, president of the Enterprise Analytics Division of Verisk Health. “And, we are excited to offer a solution optimized to further reduce run time, thereby providing the timely, monthly reporting that is critical to strategic initiatives such as Five Star quality improvement programs.”

To make sure that HEDIS stays current, the NCQA has established a process to update the measurements annually. The NCQA HEDIS Software Certification process requires solution providers to re-certify each year to ensure compliance with the latest quality measures. Verisk Health has a long-standing partnership with NCQA, achieving certification each year since 2001 and acting as a certification beta-testing vendor for the organization since 2003.

The Verisk Health HEDIS Performance Measurement solution is used by payers and providers to track, measure, and benchmark adherence to clinical standards. It 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 (Nasdaq:VRSK), helps organizations identify, manage, and mitigate healthcare risk to improve quality, reduce costs, and maximize profitability. Our data-driven risk assessment technologies and business decision analytics enable clients to proactively seize opportunities for improving clinical, financial, and performance results. Our solutions optimize the efficiency of key business objectives, including care management; risk identification and stratification; HEDIS compliance; benefit program measurement; fraud, waste, and abuse prevention; payment accuracy; and revenue cycle management. For more information, please visit

HEDIS® is a registered trademark of the NCQA
Certified HEDIS® Software is a service mark of the NCQA
HEDIS® Software Certification is a service mark of the NCQA

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