Vantage Oncology Selects Wellcentive Solution to Drive PQRS Quality Reporting Initiatives

Multi-specialty cancer organization will manage current federal quality requirements and expand proactive initiatives to improve patient care


ATLANTA, Ga.— August 24, 2015 — Vantage Oncology, which includes more than 50 cancer treatment centers in 14 states providing personalized care in a community setting, today announced it has selected Wellcentive’s industry-leading solution for comprehensive quality reporting and population health management to drive its Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) preventative health initiatives.

Vantage’s network of affiliated physicians and partnered medical groups includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and hospitals. Rather than reporting simply on measures specific to oncology care to fulfill the minimum requirements of the PQRS program, Vantage has chosen to take a more proactive approach to quality reporting and improvement—one in keeping with its mission of creating an environment of wellness for every patient. The organization has adopted the Wellcentive solution to monitor, improve and report its physicians’ performance in the PQRS preventive care measures group.

“We determined as an organization that reporting on oncology measures alone would do little to improve the care we deliver our patients,” said Leslie Botnick, M.D., co-founder and chief medical officer of Vantage Oncology. “We serve our patients best when we remain ahead of government requirements for quality. By focusing on preventive measures—which have real relevance to cancer outcomes—our clinicians consider the whole patient, not just a portion of their care and not just the disease.”

To enable its enterprise-wide preventive care initiative, Vantage has deployed Wellcentive’s PQRS Enterprise solution. The solution not only automates reporting but also proactively benchmarks performance on quality measures throughout the year. Their efforts will be supported by a dedicated Wellcentive PQRS consultant, allowing the organization to navigate PQRS and drive proactive quality initiatives throughout the year.

Vantage’s preventive health success relies on a foundation of primary oncology nursing at each facility. The program is designed to create a collaborative relationship between the patient, physicians and primary oncology nurses—enhancing Vantage’s team approach and culture of integrated decision-making.

“Vantage Oncology is a forward-looking organization that we’re honored to work with,” said Tom Zajac, Wellcentive’s CEO. “Their clinical leadership embodies the spirit of healthcare reform: team-based care and a focus on doing what’s right for the patient.”

About Vantage Oncology

Founded in October 2002, Manhattan Beach, California-based Vantage Oncology, LLC is a leading national provider of radiation oncology services and integrated cancer care. The company’s founding principles were to address the growing need among cancer patients, hospitals and physicians for accessible and advanced cancer treatments. Vantage Oncology currently operates 50 treatment facilities in 14 states. For more information about Vantage Oncology, visit www.vantageoncology.com.

About Wellcentive
Since 2005, Wellcentive has driven quality improvement, revenue growth, and business transformation for providers, health systems, employers, and payers transitioning to value-based care. Recognized as an industry leader for delivering immediate, tangible results, Wellcentive’s analytics simplify complex data from all points of care, advancing comprehensive care management and payer collaboration. Customers benefit from intelligence gained from 15 billion data points each year, improving outcomes for 30 million patients and generating more than $500 million annually in value-based revenue. Visit www.wellcentive.com; follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.

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Kaitlin Samples
Wellcentive
678.710.2008
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CHRISTUS Health Expands Agreement with Wellcentive to Manage Population Health in Four States

Comprehensive solution for value-based care enables clinical integration
and risk management across the care continuum


ATLANTA, Ga.— August 10, 2015 CHRISTUS Health, an international, Catholic, not-for-profit health system, today announced a significant expansion of its partnership with Wellcentive, which will now deliver solutions and services for value-based care and population health management (PHM) across the majority of its U.S. operations.

One of the 10 largest Catholic Health systems in the U.S., CHRISTUS Health initially contracted with Wellcentive in 2014 to manage risk for its newly launched health plan, enable participation in Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) initiatives and drive clinical integration throughout three major markets in Texas and New Mexico. With the expanded agreement, Wellcentive will roll out its solutions and services to 10 hospitals across three additional CHRISTUS Health markets in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.

“There are major changes ahead for the healthcare industry,” observed George Conklin, senior vice president and CIO, CHRISTUS Health. “Enabling technologies that provide for effective care management across our communities will be critical to our success in providing high quality care to the people we serve. Wellcentive provides our clinicians with the tools necessary to manage care across the continuum for chronically ill patients who require close monitoring and support in order to reduce exacerbation of illness and improve their quality of life. This is significant to CHRISTUS in continuing to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”

Wellcentive’s solutions and services play a key role in CHRISTUS Health’s efforts to take on the risk of managing patients in the primary care environment and collaborating across the continuum of care. With the Wellcentive solution, CHRISTUS Health is aligning physicians, hospitals and other practice sites in a consistent strategy for value-based care. The solution helps establish and standardize best practices for how care will be managed to continuously improve clinical and financial outcomes.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to extend the successes from our initial rollout to such a large portion of CHRISTUS Health’s patient population,” said Tom Zajac, Wellcentive’s CEO. “Our expanded implementation will enable CHRISTUS to take on additional risk as the healthcare industry transitions to a value-based delivery model.”

Wellcentive’s solution aggregates data across a variety of inpatient and ambulatory electronic health records (EHRs), CHRISTUS Health’s interoperability infrastructure and other systems. It applies analytic and workflow solutions to this data to enable the health system to track, report and improve performance on a broad spectrum of clinical quality measures. The solution then delivers care management and population outreach capabilities to create a flexible framework for community and individual care plans.

About CHRISTUS Health
Today CHRISTUS Health is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost 350 services and facilities, including more than 50 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 175 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS Health has more than 30,000 Associates with two-thirds of those in the United States. We have almost 7,100 physicians on medical staffs in the United States. In our Latin American health ministries we have 10,400 associates taking care of patients in 62 locations in Chile and Mexico. Our dimension, strength, and depth of service place CHRISTUS among the top Catholic health systems.

About Wellcentive
Since 2005, Wellcentive has driven quality improvement, revenue growth, and business transformation for providers, health systems, employers, and payers transitioning to value-based care. Recognized as an industry leader for delivering immediate, tangible results, Wellcentive’s analytics simplify complex data from all points of care, advancing comprehensive care management and payer collaboration. Customers benefit from intelligence gained from 15 billion data points each year, improving outcomes for 30 million patients and generating more than $500 million annually in value-based revenue. Visit www.wellcentive.com; follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.

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Kaitlin Samples
Wellcentive
678.710.2008
kaitlin.samples@wellcentive.com

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Delaware Valley ACO Adopts Wellcentive’s Value-Based Care Solution to Manage 100,000+ Lives

Leading Accountable Care Organization will rely on Wellcentive solutions for population health, quality initiatives and advanced care management


Atlanta, GA — August 3, 2015Wellcentive, the leader in population health management and value-based care solutions, announced that it has signed a five-year agreement to deliver products, services and expanded care management capabilities for the Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO) — one of the largest Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs in the U.S. Wellcentive will support DVACO’s mission to improve the health of its populations and streamline their transition to value-based reimbursement models.

DVACO is a consortium founded and owned by five innovative Philadelphia-area health systems—Thomas Jefferson University Health System , Main Line Health®, Doylestown Health, Holy Redeemer Health System and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital — that recognized the need for collaboration to transform care delivery and adopt value-based reimbursement. The ACO currently covers around 65,000 Medicare beneficiaries, and is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. In addition to its Medicare Shared Savings Program contract, the ACO is preparing to extend its value-based approach to other payers and purchasers.

“We are looking forward to partnering with Wellcentive as DVACO continues to make significant progress in this complex transition to value-based care,” said Katherine Schneider, M.D., M.Phil., FAAFP, president and CEO at Delaware Valley ACO. “As our organization continues to grow and evolve, our ability to implement data driven processes to actively manage our populations and control costs is absolutely critical. Wellcentive demonstrated advanced capabilities to help guide our quality initiatives and patient outcomes, ultimately supporting the health of our patient populations and the success of DVACO as we position ourselves during this transformative time for the industry.”

In addition to the capabilities of Wellcentive’s solution, DVACO cited the company’s 10 years of exclusive focus on population health in the provider setting and strong commitment to innovatively partnering with its customers as key factors in its selection.

“DVACO’s mission and success in convening providers to accelerate and facilitate a transition to value-based, population health-focused approach to business offers model for the industry,” said Tom Zajac, Wellcentive’s CEO. “Wellcentive and DVACO are driven by the same vision—enhancing the care of populations, improving the quality of that care, and reducing overall cost. We are excited to partner with them to bring their vision to reality and deliver value for the Philadelphia region.”

DVACO required a comprehensive, unified solution to support its advanced approach to care management, quality programs, population outreach, and risk management. The partnership with Wellcentive will provide:

  • Data aggregation across its partners and entities, including disparate EMR, clinical and claims systems, enhanced by facilitated data quality services to ensure accurate, complete, and reliable data for driving improvement.
  • Analytic and workflow solutions for tracking, reporting and improving performance on a broad spectrum of clinical quality measures—including measures for Shared Savings and commercial payer programs.
  • Expanded care management and population outreach capabilities, including a flexible framework for community and individual care plans that can adapt to the evolving requirements of value-based care.

About Delaware Valley ACO

The Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO) is a limited liability company that is owned by Main Line Health, Jefferson University and Hospitals, Holy Redeemer Health System, Doylestown Health, and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. DVACO’s purpose is to enhance the quality of health care and reduce the growth rate of health care costs by acting as a convener, accelerator, and provider of the foundation needed to assist its participating members to transition from fee for service model, a business model focused on volume to a model focused on population health. DVACO operates under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and is currently the region’s largest Medicare ACO with more than 430 primary care physicians and over 65,000 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. For more information please visit www.dvaco.org.

About Wellcentive

Since 2005, Wellcentive has driven quality improvement, revenue growth, and business transformation for providers, health systems, employers, and payers transitioning to value-based care. Recognized as an industry leader for delivering immediate, tangible results, Wellcentive’s analytics simplify complex data from all points of care, advancing comprehensive care management and payer collaboration. Customers benefit from intelligence gained from 15 billion data points each year, improving outcomes for 30 million patients and generating more than $500 million annually in value-based revenue. Visit www.wellcentive.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.

Media Contact:
Kaitlin Samples
Wellcentive
678.710.2008
kaitlin.samples@wellcentive.com

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Wellcentive Adds Industry Veteran Tim Weldon to Leadership Team

20+ years of experience in population health and quality initiatives
will drive customer success and industry leadership in value-based care


Atlanta, GA — July 20, 2015Wellcentive, the leader in population health management for value-based care transformation, announced today that Tim Weldon has joined the company as Regional General Manager, leading market development, sales, customer and partner relationships for the eastern United States.

Weldon is an accomplished healthcare thought leader with more than 20 years of progressive experience transforming care and quality processes and driving finance and information technology (IT) strategies. On the hospital side, he has led the implementation and use of strategic solutions for a number of leading health systems, including Universal Health Services. Weldon has also applied his industry expertise as a consultant with Park City Solutions and Aspen Consulting (The Chartis Group), working in the areas of population health initiatives, quality management, Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP), strategic IT planning and business intelligence projects.

Weldon’s expertise and consultative approach focuses on building strong partnerships, which will ensure that Wellcentive’s solutions deliver the process, impact and outcomes that customers need to succeed in the rapidly changing healthcare environment.

“Wellcentive’s mission is to partner with customers to provide the optimal products and services to enable the transformation to value-based care,” said Tom Zajac, Wellcentive’s CEO. “Tim’s passion and expertise will be instrumental in supporting our customers’ needs in helping to scope, define and execute the strategies that transform their businesses and optimize their pursuit of improved quality and revenue.”

“Health systems and physician groups simply can’t survive in the new healthcare environment without strategies and solutions for managing the health of their populations,” commented Weldon. “That’s why I’m so excited to join the Wellcentive team. I’m confident that we can help our customers navigate the transition to value-based care successfully.”

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About Wellcentive

Wellcentive’s solutions are built from the ground up to help our customers improve quality, optimize revenue, and transform the healthcare process. Our value-driven population health management solution combines our more than 10 years of population health management (PHM) experience with highly scalable cloud-based technology and transformative services to deliver clinical, financial and human outcomes for providers, health organizations, payers and employers. Wellcentive has gained recognition as a leader in population health management in reports by IDC Health, KLAS and Chilmark. We aggregate over one billion data points per month from more than 3,000 interfaces, improving outcomes for over 30 million lives. Visit www.wellcentive.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.

Kaitlin Samples
Wellcentive
678.710.2008
kaitlin.samples@wellcentive.com

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Wellcentive Awards Medical Scholarship to Military Veteran

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Anthony DeSantis receives Wellcentive’s
inaugural Medical Scholarship for Veterans


Atlanta, GA — June 29, 2015Wellcentive, the leader in population health management for value-based care transformation, announced today that it has awarded its inaugural Medical Schol­arship for Veterans to Anthony DeSantis, 31, of New Port Richey, Florida, formerly a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. The scholarship gives $5,000 to a military veteran pursuing a career in medicine.

DeSantis served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. His experiences helping civilians receive medical care in battle-torn areas instilled in him a desire to pursue a career in medicine.

“My time as a Marine showed me the fulfillment that comes from reaching out to those in distress and offering a calm and capable hand,” DeSantis said. “By becoming a physician, I hope to spend the rest of my life bringing comfort to as many people as possible.”

During his deployment to Fallujah, Iraq, DeSantis witnessed firsthand the good that skilled medical personnel could do for those in need. Watching as his platoon’s Navy Hospital Corpsmen rendered aid to local Iraqis and their children and seeing the impact that this service had on his unit’s relationship with the local population sparked DeSantis’ desire to become a doctor. His unit was deployed to Fallujah in 2007-2008 during a time of rebuilding, and many civilians were still suffering from the effects of years of war. With local medical facilities practically nonexistent, it fell to the American medics and corpsmen to treat the people of the city.

“Before my experiences as a Marine, I didn’t realize how much good a well-trained and dedicated healthcare provider could do for those around him or her,” DeSantis explained. “My platoon’s docs did more to win the hearts and minds of the people of Fallujah than the rest of us combined. When I saw what they were capable of, I knew that I wanted to do the same.”

“We are thrilled to award this scholarship to Anthony—someone who has served his country well and is passionate about contributing to the field of medicine,” said Tom Zajac, Wellcentive CEO. “Veterans have made great sacrifices to help others. Our hope is that this scholarship will help remove some financial obstacles and allow Anthony to dedicate his time to succeeding academically.”

DeSantis is a fourth-year medical student at the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine. Coincidently, he is a 2013-2014 Tillman Military Scholar selected from among 60 military veterans and spouses across the country to receive scholarship money from the Pat Tillman Foundation.

Journalists: Download the digital photo and caption of Anthony DeSantis accepting Wellcentive’s inaugural Medical Scholarship for Veterans’ $5,000 check from Wellcentive Chief Product Officer and co-founder Mason Beard and Wellcentive CEO Tom Zajac.

About Wellcentive

Wellcentive’s solutions are built from the ground up to help our customers improve quality, optimize revenue, and transform the healthcare process. Our value-driven population health management solution combines our more than 10 years of population health management (PHM) experience with highly scalable cloud-based technology and transformative services to deliver clinical, financial and human outcomes for providers, health organizations, payers and employers. Wellcentive has gained recognition as a leader in population health management in reports by IDC Health, KLAS and Chilmark. We aggregate over one billion data points per month from more than 3,000 interfaces, improving outcomes for over 30 million lives. Visit www.wellcentive.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.

Kaitlin Samples
Wellcentive
678.710.2008
kaitlin.samples@wellcentive.com

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Wellcentive Comments on Federal Government’s Value-based Care Roadmap following SGR Repeal

Position statement advocates QCDRs as an important pathway
to successfully transitioning to value-based care


Atlanta, GA — June 1, 2015 — Wellcentive, the industry leader in end-to-end population health management, has released a position statement on the importance of Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) as a pathway to success in the federal government’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in the wake of the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Modernization Act of 2015.

Wellcentive Chief Product Officer Mason Beard states: “For several years now, the federal government has been spearheading a gradual transition toward value-based care. In January, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services changed its pace, releasing an aggressive timeline for the transition. Now, with the SGR repeal legislation, CMS has, for the first time, laid out a clear and distinct pathway for this important shift to value-based care.

“The days of treating value-based care programs as a novelty are over. Provider organizations cannot afford to dabble. Everyone is going to have to pick up the pace and transform their business model to one that embraces value. At Wellcentive, we believe that organizations can begin their value-based care journey by participating with a QCDR. A Qualified Clinical Data Registry is the effective pathway for full participation in CMS’ overall MIPS initiative.”

The SGR repeal legislation designated MIPS as the government’s official method for determining provider reimbursement rates. MIPS creates a composite performance score that informs a provider’s reimbursement based on four performance categories: quality, resource use, meaningful use of electronic health records and clinical practice improvement activities.

Qualified Clinical Data Registries will prove key to successfully reporting performance to CMS for MIPS purposes. QCDR represents the next generation of CMS’ quality reporting programs. It will consolidate quality and outcomes reporting for government programs, including:

  • Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) for small physician groups
  • PQRS GPRO (Group Practice Reporting Option) and VBM (Value Based Modifier) for large physician groups
  • Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organizations
  • Clinical quality measures for meaningful use

“Because of its streamlined ‘report once’ concept, we expect QCDR to grow rapidly,” Beard added. “Provider organizations will need QCDR solutions that help them not only consolidate their reporting but also give them tools for improving outcomes and proving value. As a comprehensively certified QCDR, Wellcentive delivers a complete solution that puts providers on the pathway to MIPS success and, ultimately, to managing all patients from all payers using a single population health management platform.”

QCDR reporting is just the latest advance in Wellcentive’s history of helping providers report on quality and performance to CMS. Chosen in 2007 to work with CMS to test registry submission, Wellcentive was a PQRI and PQRS pioneer. Likewise, the company updated and expanded its solution model when CMS introduced GPRO. Wellcentive supports both QCDR and registry reporting options.

About Wellcentive

Wellcentive’s solutions are built from the ground up to help our customers improve quality, optimize revenue, and transform the healthcare process. Our value-driven population health management solution combines our more than 10 years of population health management (PHM) experience with highly scalable cloud-based technology and transformative services to deliver clinical, financial and human outcomes for providers, health organizations, payers and employers. Wellcentive has gained recognition as a leader in population health management in reports by IDC Health, KLAS and Chilmark. We aggregate over one billion data points per month from more than 3,000 interfaces, improving outcomes for over 30 million lives. Visit http://www.wellcentive.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.

Kaitlin Samples
Wellcentive
678.710.2008
kaitlin.samples@wellcentive.com

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Wellcentive Customers Named Winners of Dorland Health Case in Point Platinum Awards

Blanchard Valley Health System and Children’s Health Alliance honored for measurable outcomes in innovative population health programs

ATLANTA, Georgia – May 11, 2015 – Two Wellcentive customers, Blanchard Valley Health System and the Children’s Health Alliance, have been honored as winners in Dorland Health’s 6th Annual Case in Point Platinum Awards. Both organizations were recognized for implementing sustainable, value-based care strategies and population health programs using Wellcentive’s comprehensive solution and services. The Case in Point Platinum Awards honor organizations that best empower patients, improve adherence and wellness, manage quality care and contain healthcare costs.

Blanchard Valley Health System in Findlay, Ohio, was named the co-winner in the Disease Management/Population Health Programs category. Blanchard teamed up with a major local employer to establish a patient-centered medical home initiative that serves more than 4,000 enrollees. Designed to improve quality of care and to encourage enrollees to better manage their health, the medical home is driving better management of high-risk and high-cost patients, including an increase in preventive care compliance and a drop in unnecessary ER utilization. Enabled by Wellcentive’s PHM solution, the medical home nurse care navigator program has driven a documented return of $2.44 for every dollar invested in the program.

Children’s Health Alliance (CHA), a not-for-profit association of more than 100 independent primary care pediatricians in Oregon and southwest Washington, was named the winner in the Pediatric Case Management category. In conjunction with the Children’s Health Foundation, CHA has pioneered a pediatric-focused, technology-driven population health management (PHM) approach. This effort represents a new frontier in an industry that lacks well-developed evidence-based protocols for pediatric care.

The CHA team has achieved significant results to date, including dramatic improvements in asthma care and proactive care management, driven by a unique model for stratifying pediatric patients by risk based on both clinical and social factors. CHA has also developed a broad range of pediatric-specific protocols and quality measures. The group is collaborating with Wellcentive to incorporate alerts, guidelines and measures into a comprehensive approach to value-based care that will help pediatric care teams manage the health of their patients accurately and efficiently.

“We congratulate Blanchard Valley Health System and Children’s Health Alliance for their pioneering work to improve the quality and cost of care in their communities,” said Tom Zajac, CEO of Wellcentive. “These organizations are on the forefront of using technology and value-based care strategies to transform care delivery. We are honored to be a part of their efforts.”

The Case in Point Platinum Awards were presented May 7 at a luncheon held at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, Maryland as part of Dorland Health’s 7th Annual Care Coordination Summit.

About Wellcentive

Wellcentive’s solutions are built from the ground up to help our customers improve quality, optimize revenue, and transform the healthcare process. Our value-driven population health management solution combines our more than 10 years of population health management (PHM) experience with highly scalable cloud-based technology and transformative services to deliver clinical, financial and human outcomes for providers, health organizations, payers and employers. Wellcentive has gained recognition as a leader in population health management in reports by IDC Health, KLAS and Chilmark. We aggregate over one billion data points per month from more than 3,000 interfaces, improving outcomes for over 30 million lives. Visit www.wellcentive.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.

Wellcentive Named One of Three IT Companies to Embrace NCQA’s eMeasure Pilot Testing Program

eMeasure tests would streamline electronic health record reporting for quality measurement


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WASHINGTON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced today that three leading health care IT companies are participating in its electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) pilot testing program, eMeasure. All three companies work with electronic health record (EHR) data. The program will test the ability to access and report data generated by EHRs for quality measurement purposes.

The pilot program, which includes 10 measures from the Adult and Child core set in the Meaningful Use program, serves as a starting point for what will become NCQA’s full eMeasure Certification program. The eMeasure tests will validate measure-specific software code that extracts data from EHRs. The program is modeled on NCQA’s Measure CertificationSM program that similarly validates software code used to extract data, but from health insurance claims. In both cases, NCQA validates the code by generating test data sets for each measure.

NCQA’s goal is to validate any electronic quality measures reporting ability to calculate the Meaningful Use measures and ensure the reliability of providers’ eCQM data transferred to health plans for Healthcare Effectiveness Data Information Set (HEDIS®) reporting. These tests will ensure that providers’ electronic health records data is accurately extracted and sent to be integrated into the data sets most often used to evaluate health care quality, HEDIS and Medicare Stars. IT companies, health plans, registries and providers that use certified software code are rewarded with reduced HEDIS audit requirements.

The three companies participating in the pilot program are:

  • Wellcentive, Inc., Alpharetta, GA
  • SpectraMedix SpectraMD USA, Inc., East Windsor, NJ
  • eClinicalWorks, LLC, Westborough, MA

For more information on the eMeasure Certification program, contact the NCQA Measure Validation Director, Anne Smith at 202-955-5154.

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.

HEDIS® is a registered trademark of NCQA.
NCQA Measure CertificationSM is a service mark of NCQA. All rights reserved.

Contacts

National Committee for Quality Assurance
Andy Reynolds, 202-955-3518
reynolds@ncqa.org
or
Matt Brock, 202-955-1739
brock@ncqa.org

EvergreenHealth Partners Taps Wellcentive to Strengthen Ability to Coordinate Care with Patients

Atlanta, GA. April 8, 2015 —EvergreenHealth Partners announced today that it has signed an agreement with Wellcentive to empower the region’s first clinically integrated network of 500 employed and affiliated physicians to expand the way they provide coordinated care to more than 400,000 residents.

Wellcentive transforms providers’ operations to improve quality and efficiency of the care delivered by helping manage different at-risk patient populations needing enhanced and coordinated access to care.

Wellcentive will provide primary care and specialty physicians within EvergreenHealth Partners better-managed patient information, giving them access to a wealth of patient data including lab work and test results, while helping manage appointment schedules and patient follow-up visits.

“We know that the need to coordinate care does not end as the patient leaves a provider’s office or our hospital,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte. “The talented providers behind EvergreenHealth Partners, along with their staff, have long been dedicated to providing that continuity, and the addition of Wellcentive’s industry leading solution will be a powerful tool to extend the reach of our care.”

Wellcentive also allows EvergreenHealth Partners to better identify high-risk patients by screening patients based on selected risk profiles, then focusing and customizing individual care management resources. Data analytics are available across several measures, including readmissions and chronic care management, to help the organization in its efforts to provide the highest quality care to its patients.

“The transformation from fee-for-service to value-based payments is happening quickly,” said Tom Zajac, Wellcentive’s CEO. “The aggressive timelines of federal, regional and commercial payer initiatives is driving that change. We are pleased to partner with EvergreenHealth’s progressive leadership and deliver the software and services they need for successful navigation of this transition.”

EvergreenHealth Partners is an independent clinically integrated network of physicians affiliated with EvergreenHealth. It selected Wellcentive after a comprehensive review of potential vendors.

For more information visit www.evergreenhealth.com and www.wellcentive.com

About EvergreenHealth

EvergreenHealth, a public hospital district and community-based health care organization established in 1972, offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. More than 950 physicians provide clinical excellence within more than 80 specialties, including cardiac, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, a neuroscience institute, women’s and children’s services, hospice care, pulmonary care, a sleep disorders center and home care services.  EvergreenHealth serves more than 400,000 residents in its primary service area of northern King and southern Snohomish counties with EvergreenHealth Primary Care, a network of primary and urgent care practices, and its main hospital campus in Kirkland, Wash. EvergreenHealth also provides emergency care at two sites: its main hospital campus and the EvergreenHealth Redmond Medical Center.  In addition to clinical care, EvergreenHealth offers extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline, a 24/7 nurse consultation service.

 About Wellcentive

Wellcentive’s solutions are built from the ground up to help our customers improve quality, optimize revenue, and transform the healthcare process. Our value-driven population health management solution combines our more than 10 years of population health management (PHM) experience with highly scalable cloud-based technology and transformative services to deliver clinical, financial and human outcomes for providers, health organizations, payers and employers. Wellcentive has gained recognition as a leader in population health management in reports by IDC Health, KLAS and Chilmark. We aggregate over one billion data points per month from more than 3,000 interfaces, improving outcomes for over 30 million lives. Visit www.wellcentive.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.

Pioneer in Pediatric Population Health Management Shares Best Practice Approaches to Improving Outcomes at HIMSS15

WHAT:
Children’s Health Alliance (CHA), an award-winning pioneer in pediatric population health management (PHM), will share how it is operationalizing its innovative, community-wide solution for improving pediatric outcomes using Wellcentive’s technology at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s Annual Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS15) in Chicago. Demonstrations of CHA’s solution for population health management are available at the Wellcentive booth 8739.

PRESENTATON TIME/PLACE:
Monday, April 13, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. CT, Room W196C, McCormick Place, Chicago.

TOPIC:
CHA’s Deborah Rumsey, executive director, and Julie Harris, director of quality programs, will outline the pediatric group’s quality improvement journey in a presentation titled Pediatricians Pioneer Population Healthcare Approaches. Topics include:

  • Drivers for physician-led, office-based care management
  • Program design for a community-wide population health solution
  • Demonstrating value to physicians, families and other community stakeholders
  • Methodologies for assessing the level of support patients need from their care team
  • Operationalizing a technology-driven, community-wide population health solution

CHA will share the specific, measurable results of its efforts, as well as how technology is bringing its quality program to life—activating data to provide insights, enable workflows and enhance management of high-risk populations.

WHY:
Few topics are more important for providers today than implementing programs and solutions to accelerate the transformation necessary to prosper in the new world of value-based care. CHA’s perspective on this topic is of particular interest since robust systems and models for population health management have not been standardized in pediatrics. Much of the effort nationwide in developing those models and methods has focused on adult populations and fails to take into account the unique developmental needs of children and their families.

INTERVIEW OPPTYS:
Julie Harris, Director of Quality Programs, and Deborah Rumsey, Executive Director, Children’s Health Alliance and Children’s Health Foundation. Interviews can be arranged post HIMSS15.

Wellcentive’s solutions are built from the ground up to help our customers improve quality, optimize revenue, and transform the healthcare process. Our value-driven population health management solution combines our more than 10 years of population health management (PHM) experience with highly scalable cloud-based technology and transformative services to deliver clinical, financial and human outcomes for providers, health organizations, payers and employers. Visit www.wellcentive.com; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 877-213-8456 to learn more.