As the industry moves towards the perioperative surgical home and pushes harder for EMR/AIMS systems, measuring quality outcomes has become the methodology of choice of CMS, the ASA and Hospitals in an effort toward improving patient care.  Anesthesia practices now realize it is essential to demonstrate the contribution and ultimate value that you offer to your facilities, surgeons, and others in the care continuum.

Quality outcomes data and patient satisfaction will remain central to the equation.  abeo covers all the bases in this new era by serving our clients as an Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) contracted vendor with the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR), automating the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) programs, and integrating with multiple Patient Survey and quality focused third party programs.  We interface with Epic and other EMR type vendors.  abeo actively assists clients with the support required to implement these developing quality reporting initiatives.

Improving Performance

It’s not only vital to report data but also to provide information regarding the procedures outcomes.  abeo strives to maintain a positive, performance driven outcomes.  abeo continues to stay focused on changing requirements in regards to quality outcomes data aimed at performance improvement.  Our in house counsel, coding managers and IT managers stay up-to-date on changes to claims and registry based reporting programs.  The pay-for-performance environment requires hospitals to focus on reporting outcomes.

Patient Satisfaction

A benefit of maintaining quality service is patient satisfaction. High quality anesthesia services can result in positive responses from patients.  By measuring the satisfaction of patients you can be in compliance with trending industry issues and requirements regarding patient experience.  abeo automates patient record fields for our preferred Patient Survey vendor so you can easily generate patient experience surveys for your practice.


Additional Resources:
American Society of Anesthesiologists – Meaningful Use
PQRS Overview from CMS
American Society of Anesthesiologists – Quality
Anesthesia Quality Institute
American Society of Anesthesiologists – Perioperative Surgical Home

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