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  • A MIPS 2017 Success Story

    A MIPS 2017 Success Story

    Lessons Learned to Help You Prepare for MIPS 2018 MIPS 2017 Submissions Are Over! What’s Next? Congratulations to everyone who worked diligently to understand the Merit-Based […] The post A MIPS...

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  • NCQA Proposed Changes to Health Plan Accreditation Standards

    NCQA Proposed Changes to Health Plan Accreditation Standards

    NCQA Proposed Changes to 2019 Health Plan Accreditation Standards In keeping with the national focus and ongoing evolution of the healthcare environment, NCQA has been soliciting […] The post NCQA...

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  • Preparing a Successful Data-Driven Healthcare Implementation

    Preparing a Successful Data-Driven Healthcare Implementation

    We have all heard the term “Big Data.” In healthcare, this term is often used to refer to large volumes of electronic health data, such as […] The post Preparing for a Successful Data-Driven...

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  • Celebrating 25 Years of SPH Success Infographic

    Celebrating 25 Years of SPH Success Infographic

    SPH By the Numbers At SPH Analytics, we bring 25 years of service and innovation to empower clients with world-class solutions that drive improvement in quality programs. Since […] The post...

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  • The Importance of Member and Patient Engagement

    The Importance of Member and Patient Engagement

    Targeted outreach and engagement can have a significant impact on the quality of patient and health plan member care, health outcomes, informed decision making, healthcare costs, […] The post The...

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  • Easier MIPS—Better Care, Higher Scores

    Easier MIPS—Better Care, Higher Scores

    CMS Wants to Know… Since MACRA first went into effect, placing reporting pressure on Medicare providers, CMS has continued to analyze the burden on clinicians.  Modern […] The post Easier...

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  • Positive Trends in Population Health for 2018

    Positive Trends in Population Health for 2018

    Chronic disease. This is one of the biggest health challenges the United States faces as a nation. Despite some pockets of success in population health designed […] The post Positive Trends in...

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  • NCQA Adds PHM Requirements to Health Plan  Accreditation Standards

    NCQA Adds PHM Requirements to Health Plan Accreditation Standards

    The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has been accrediting health plans for over 20 years, providing ratings for plans that cover more than 136 million […] The post NCQA Adds PHM...

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  • 2018 CAHPS/Regulatory Survey Updates

    2018 CAHPS/Regulatory Survey Updates

    SPH Analytics has completed vendor certification and training for the administration of the 2018 CAHPS® 5.0H, Medicare CAHPS, and QHP Enrollee Surveys. As a convenient reference, […] The post 2018...

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  • Open Enrollment and Building Long-term Satisfaction and Loyalty

    Open Enrollment and Building Long-term Satisfaction and Loyalty

    Open Enrollment has begun. The yearly period when people can enroll in a health insurance plan runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. This […] The post Open Enrollment and Building...

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  • SPH Celebrates National Health IT Week

    SPH Celebrates National Health IT Week

    As an advocate for the advancement of health information technology to help improve healthcare, SPH Analytics is a proud partner in promoting National Health IT Week […] The post SPH Celebrates...

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  • Improving CAHPS with Drill-Down and Simulation Surveys

    Improving CAHPS with Drill-Down and Simulation Surveys

    SPH Analytics (SPH) was excited to be a Silver Sponsor for the RISE Qualipalooza Quality Leadership Summit held in San Antonio in June. We also hosted […] The post Improving CAHPS with Drill-Down...

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  • OAS CAHPS Update

    OAS CAHPS Update

    Please see announcement below regarding the CMS Proposed Rule for Calendar Year 2018 for OAS CAHPS. The announcement is followed by additional thoughts from SPH Analytics. […] The post OAS CAHPS...

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  • Planning for CAHPS 2018

    Planning for CAHPS 2018

    It’s time to start planning for HEDIS and Medicare CAHPS! CAHPS® continues to grow in importance to health plans and to consumers. Several factors should be […] The post Planning for CAHPS 2018...

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  • CAHPS for MIPS FAQs as Registration Deadline Approaches

    CAHPS for MIPS FAQs as Registration Deadline Approaches

    The June 30th deadline to register with CMS for the 2017 CAHPS for MIPS Survey is quickly approaching. As provider groups make their final decision about whether to conduct […] The post CAHPS for...

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  • Health Plans Drive Member Satisfaction and Loyalty through Regular Engagement and Outreach

    Health Plans Drive Member Satisfaction and Loyalty through Regular Engagement and Outreach

    Member engagement and outreach are critical in today’s healthcare environment as health plans are increasingly scored and held financially responsible based on their members’ feedback, outcomes,...

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  • 2017 Black Book Rankings Report  for MACRA & MIPS Support Technology

    2017 Black Book Rankings Report for MACRA & MIPS Support Technology

    Download your complimentary copy:   “From Q1 2017 through Q2 2017, the Black Book Research investigated over 97 vendors including EHR technology vendors utilized by 1,617 […] The post 2017 Black...

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  • Listen to Your Medicare Advantage Members!

    Listen to Your Medicare Advantage Members!

    Recently SPH Analytics had the opportunity to assemble a group of ten Medicare Advantage members from the greater Nashville area to conduct a focus group about […] The post Listen to Your Medicare...

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  • Five Good Reasons to Conduct CG CAHPS

    Five Good Reasons to Conduct CG CAHPS

    Does your practice or health plan conduct the CG CAHPS Survey? If so, you may want to review the list below to ensure you are receiving […] The post Five Good Reasons to Conduct CG CAHPS appeared...

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  • Six Tips for Conducting the Behavioral Health Survey

    Six Tips for Conducting the Behavioral Health Survey

    Is your health plan prepared to meet NCQA’s Health Plan Accreditation Standard requirement for the Annual Assessment of Behavioral Health Care and Services? NCQA Standard QI […] The post Six Tips...

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