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  • Celebrating 100+ Years of the Venn Diagram (and one more anniversary, too!)

    Celebrating 100+ Years of the Venn Diagram (and one more anniversary, too!)

    It may not look like a centenarian, but it is! Birthday greetings to the “Venn Diagram.” The popular assembly of overlapping shapes […]

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  • Improving MIPS Scores with Better Data and Better Practices

    Improving MIPS Scores with Better Data and Better Practices

    How one company boosted its quality, care, codes and scores in just months You’re a respected, well-thought-of, big-time contributor to the healthcare of both your community and […]

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  • Meeting the Challenge of Missing and Unstructured Data

    Meeting the Challenge of Missing and Unstructured Data

    Challenges reclaiming missing data to get your unstructured Health care data to work for your organization.

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  • Morpace Health Joins SPH Analytics – Good News for Health Plans

    Morpace Health Joins SPH Analytics – Good News for Health Plans

    In this long and winding, if increasingly well-traveled, road toward value-based care, few things resonate more than an increasing share of the population actively engaged in […]

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  • Health Plan Quality Improvement Planning Checklist

    Health Plan Quality Improvement Planning Checklist

    Multiple regulatory programs require health plans to report on their efforts to: improve health outcomes, prevent hospital readmissions, ensure patient safety and reduce medical errors, and […]

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  • OAS CAHPS Update

    OAS CAHPS Update

    Please see announcement below regarding the CMS Proposed Rule for Calendar Year 2019 for OAS CAHPS. The announcement is followed by additional thoughts from SPH Analytics. […]

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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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