WALTHAM, Mass., January 7, 2013 — Verisk Health announced that its Quality Intelligence solution has been certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and is ready for 2013 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) reporting. This year marks the 12th straight season that the company has achieved full certification. Verisk Health is a global leader in data-driven healthcare solutions and a long-standing NCQA® HEDIS Software Certification beta-testing partner.
“Each year brings new challenges and opportunities. This year, we are especially pleased to deliver a fully-certified solution early in the reporting season and are poised to offer additional support in light of the new May 15 medical record abstraction deadline,” said Nathan Gunn, MD, chief operating officer of Verisk Health. “And we are happy to say that this year, we will be including measure set support for Accountable Care Organizations, Five-Star initiatives, and Physician Quality and Reporting Systems, as well as performing abstraction and retrieval services for several of our HEDIS clients.”
To ensure 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.
Claims from approximately 21 percent of the U.S. insured population are processed through the Verisk Health engine, accounting for more than 2.2 billion claims annually. The Verisk Health Quality Intelligence 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:
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.
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