Waltham, Mass., February 17, 2016 — The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has granted HEDIS Certified MeasuresSM status to the measures contained in Verisk Health’s Quality Engine, the measure processing component of the company’s Quality Intelligence Solution for HEDIS. This status indicates that the measures have undergone the rigorous testing required to support the 2016 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) reporting season. This is the 15th consecutive year that the company has achieved the certification. Verisk Health is a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) business.
“The quality reporting landscape continues to change, with deepening complexity and an increasing impact on the financial well-being of health plans. It’s critical for our payer and provider clients to be able to effectively monitor, evaluate, and measure quality against a growing list of requirements,” said Krishna Kandula, Verisk Health’s senior vice president, solution engineering. “We’ve worked hard to ensure that our Quality Intelligence Solution, which has supported our clients’ HEDIS measurement and reporting needs for 15 years, has evolved and adapted to make it easy for organizations to expand their quality initiatives using one cohesive offering. The efficiency of our end-to-end solution enables organizations to make measurement and reporting efforts a year-round activity, enabling continuous refinement of quality improvement programs and, thus, better results.”
The NCQA Measure CertificationSM process requires solution providers to recertify each year to ensure compliance with the latest quality measure specifications. Verisk Health has achieved certification each year since 2002. For 2015 HEDIS submissions, Verisk Health processed claims for approximately 40 percent of the Americans who are members of plans that submit HEDIS quality metrics to NCQA.
The Quality Intelligence Solution blends NCQA-certified measure logic and easy-to-use reporting software with high-volume, expert retrieval and abstraction services to drive the best results with the least amount of effort at every stage. Process excellence turns HEDIS measurement and reporting into the solid foundation needed to support such initiatives as population health, quality improvement, compliance, network management and contracting, and value-based reimbursement.
About Verisk Health
Verisk Health empowers a sustainable, value-based healthcare delivery and payment system with the data services, analytics, and advanced technologies that inform smarter business decisions and reduce risk. Our population health, revenue integrity, payment accuracy, and quality improvement solutions help health plans, providers, employers, and other risk-bearing entities improve the quality of healthcare delivery, contain costs, and ensure appropriate revenue. Verisk Health is a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) business. For more information, please visit veriskhealth.com.
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HEDIS Certified MeasuresSM is a service mark of NCQA.
NCQA Measure CertificationSM is a service mark of NCQA.