Verisk Health’s HEDIS® Measures Are Certified and Ready for 2014 Season

Solution Features New HEDIS Retrieval, HEDIS Abstraction, and Supplemental Data Reporting

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, February 3, 2014 —Verisk Health announced that its Quality Intelligence solution contains HEDIS Certified Measures, certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and that the measures are ready for 2014 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) reporting. This year marks the fourteenth consecutive season that the company has achieved certification. Verisk Health is a global leader in data-driven healthcare solutions and a long-standing NCQA Measure CertificationSM beta-testing affiliate.

“We’re excited to begin this HEDIS season with our expanding roster of clients. To ensure exceptional support for our clients, we added both features to address the supplemental data requirements from NCQA as well as client services and software development staff. Last year, all of our clients passed the new medical record validation tests. This year, we plan to repeat that high standard,” said Nadine Hays, president of Verisk Health.

The NCQA Measure Certification process requires solution providers to recertify each year to ensure compliance with the latest quality measures specifications. Verisk Health has a long-standing relationship with the NCQA, achieving certification each year since 2001 and acting as a certification beta-testing vendor since 2003.

Claims from approximately 30 percent of the U.S. insured population that submit to NCQA are processed through the Verisk Health engine (source: www.ncqa.org). 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 solution include:

  • calculating HEDIS measures from source healthcare data
  • analyzing HEDIS data using robust filters, drills, and reports
  • collecting hybrid medical record data
  • reviewing and retrieving medical records
  • developing custom measures for clinical reporting initiatives
  • accessing secure, web-enabled software that facilitates the communication, planning, and managing of projects and checkpoints related to HEDIS measure production
  • analyzing ACO 33, PQRS, and pay-for-performance measures
  • accessing chart review tools and services

About Verisk Health
Verisk Health is transforming the business of healthcare by providing data services, analytics, and advanced technologies that answer the industry’s most complex challenges. With a focus on reducing risk across all domains of healthcare, Verisk Health’s broad solution suite is designed to help health plans, employers, providers, and other risk-bearing entities improve the quality of healthcare delivery, reduce costs, optimize risk-adjusted revenue, ensure payment accuracy, and support compliance. From effective population health management, quality reporting, revenue accuracy, and chart retrieval to tackling fraud, waste, and abuse, Verisk Health is committed to answering the unique challenges of its clients. Verisk Health is a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK). For more information, please visit www.veriskhealth.com.

HEDIS® is a registered trademark of the NCQA.
HEDIS Certified MeasuresSM is a service mark of NCQA.
NCQA Measure CertificationSM is a service mark of NCQA.

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