CareNational held it’s first Live Streaming Broadcast, and it was a great success!
Check out the full playlist of the various segments of that 30 minute broadcast HERE
Of course stay tuned! Our next Live Stream to discuss other aspects of the 2018 HEDIS season will broadcast on the 20th of October at 3pm Eastern (Noon Pacific) and it is all happening on HEDIS.tv
It may not seem like it, but the 2018 HEDIS season is around the corner.
I know that is not what many HEDIS leaders want to hear, after all it seems like the June 15th deadline that officially completed the 2017 season feels like it was just last week. Hopefully you were able to have a celebration of some sort after the many long hard months of HEDIS Data Validation, Chart Abstraction and then Over-Reading.
The NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance) has a published timeline for H.E.D.I.S. (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) benchmarks, and it is important to note that the new season does not officially begin until January of next year. However, if you are a Health Plan Director of Quality Improvement, or if you are a HEDIS Program Manager from a 3rd party vendor, you have probably already started preparing for the next HEDIS cycle.
Well the team here at CareNational is here to help, and this year we are kicking it off with a Live Streaming Broadcast!
On Friday, September 15th we were streaming live from our Phoenix area headquarters for 30 minutes, including a live Question and Answer session.
The live broadcast featured a few of our in-house experts on vendor contracting and the challenges of meeting staffing requirements. And we were joined by an outside HEDIS expert to discuss what has changed from 2017 to 2018 and how to prepare yourself and your team for a successful season.
Our outside expert, Kim Williams, is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and she has over 30 years of healthcare experience ranging from Practice Administration, HEDIS, Pay for Performance (P4P), Project Management (including building strong HEDIS teams and managing all aspects of HEDIS Projects), and private consulting.
We covered a variety of topics that are important to both leadership professionals, and experienced HEDIS nurses, coders, and support associates at the staff level.
I should note that the #1 question we receive in regards to HEDIS is “How do you get HEDIS work if you don’t have HEDIS experience?” This is understandably a compelling question, and one we did our best to address in this blog post. Unfortunately, while our live stream might include a few good pointers for first-timers, our content is aimed at a more experienced audience. If you have lead or supported at least one HEDIS assignment in the past five years, this is the session for you!