Working to develop, implement and maintain standardized assessment-based data elements to assure quality for post-acute care settings.

Challenge:

Medicare payments across different care settings may differ considerably even though the clinical characteristics of the patient and the services delivered are very similar. In light of this, CMS is focusing its efforts on developing a system that provides payment and assures quality for the overall post-acute episode, rather than each individual component of the continuum of care.

Solution:

Qualidigm partnered with RAND to develop, implement, and maintain standardized assessment-based data elements for post-acute care settings (PAC) to promote integrated care delivery and more patient-centered care; guide the choice of providers; and develop outcomes-focused value-based payment models for national policies and payment.

Benefit:

Awarded in 2016 – Qualidigm is in the process of recruiting staff and kicking off the contract.