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As you continue to learn, the shift to electronic patient information and communication can bring new opportunities to consider. Does your Electronic Health Record (E.H.R.) experience interoperability, or is there a new process that you are unaware of? 

Perhaps a staff person who managed the migration from paper to E.H.R. or your patient portal moved on and took what they know with them.  This not only leaves a knowledge gap within the ordinary workflow, but what you do not know may cost you money. Be it fines, the cost of a rolling out a plan of correction, or unrealized opportunities in the value-based-purchasing or pay-for-performance arena.

Having an expert manage just those pieces of the business may be worth considering.

Membership at the Clinician and Provider or Facility/LTC level not only walk you through the steps but align you with resources all in one convienent location. Those level include what is under the Consumer/Caregiver membership level too.

Additionally, becoming a member in national or regional organizations can provide insight as to what others are doing, provide online guidance and webinars or the lessons they learned.

Purposeful Concepts LLC is a member of the National Quality Forum (NQF), as a paid member you see the high level links that are a part of your membership.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Congress, and the Administration turn to NQF to take on complex and pressing healthcare issues that impact tens of millions of Americans. Something to consider!

Throughout 2021-2022 we are serving on a National Action Team related to Telehealth/Telemedicine. Collaborations such as this help members to deepen their understanding, as well as learn new “best practice” within care models that others are implementing.

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Regulatory Compliance is necessary in so many areas, a good place to start is with HIPPA, this company can design a process to meet your needs.

HIPAA Compliance

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HIPAA should be simple. That's why we partnered with Compliancy Group, the only HIPAA software with expert Compliance Coaches holding your hand to simplify compliance. Built by auditors, Compliancy Group gives you confidence in your compliance plan to reduce risk, increase patient loyalty, and profitability of your organization.

Why Compliancy Group?

  • HIPAA Audit Support, no client has ever failed an audit!
  • HIPAA Seal of Compliance
  • Dedicated Compliance Coaches
  • Total HIPAA Solution

Are you HIPPA Compliant?

Download our FREE checklist to review the steps required to be HIPPA compliant and find out where your organization stands! FREE Checklist

Do you need the NGS Medicare Crosswalk Reference?

The New National Government Services Medicare Crosswalk is ready! Learn about Enrollment, Claims & Appeals, (Part A/HHH/FQHC) Medical Policy & Review, Provider Resources, Education events, manuals, FAQ Topics and more!
Understanding options

The world we live in is complicated no matter what age you identify with. Our time is a precious commodity that most of wish we had more of.  As we enter deeper into the Age of Technology, and its rapid advances, how we think about circumstances throughout life is important. Situations create questions and through exploration of various resources, how do we know what choice to make?

Critical thinking allows for a structured process to take place. Awareness of your mental processing along with learning styles help develop a deeper understanding to a point of view. We at PCLLC want to guide you in these processes and suggest resources so you can ask questions, research deeper, evaluate options, consider evidence, and communicate conclusions that align with your inner compass.

Consumers The Library is the most important place in town! Check out the main branch of the library within your community to speak with knowledgeable experts for any topic of interest. April 3-9, 2022, is National Library Week! Visit your local library and ask for help in areas such as technical services, study space, K-12 tutoring, etc.

Membership provides actual links

Businesses – Library and reference services are unmatched and FREE! Many have Small Business Development services and skilled researchers to assist you in creating a start-up business, guiding you through processes, suppling you with necessary research data, market trends, direct mailing lists that offer you structured knowledge to create your blueprint for success and business certifications.

PCLLC is a Rochester, New York based company and highly recommend the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, the Business Insight Center (BIC) as they subscribe to 10 proprietary databases to help in your research. It’s where small businesses can access a Resource Center that offers services at no cost such as business plans, funding sources, entrepreneur assistance programs and business development. Book an appointment and learn about monthly webinars, the Insight Center as well as recommendations for community college programs or specialists in finance and legal services who can help you look over your endeavor.

Consider your beliefs

You don’t have to think hard to realize that company culture can eat the best strategy for lunch! When looking for a place to start either in a family setting, workplace, or community, analyze the “culture” of the sector and you will readily find opportunities for improvement!

Key areas to analyze include the following:

  • Economic Stability — Poverty, Employment, Food Security, Housing Stability
  • Education — High School Graduation, Enrollment in Higher Education, Language and Literacy, Early Childhood Education and Development
  • Social and Community Context — Social Cohesion, Civic Participation, Discrimination, Incarceration
  • Health and Health Care — Access to Health Care, Access to Primary Care, Health Literacy
  • Neighborhood and Built Environment — Access to Healthy Foods, Quality of Housing, Crime and Violence, Environmental Conditions

 

Discover and ask why

Research looks at a vision and develops overall outcome and well-being measures based off objectives. A vision has been set for Healthy People 2030, just a few years away. For over a decade data has been collected that reflect high-priority public health issues and are associated with evidence-based interventions. Learn more about the Core Objectives, Developmental Objectives and Research Objectives.  There is a Federal Interagency Workgroup (FIW) within the federal government that leads this effort.  How have you prepared to understand and comment publically? 

Measure outcomes, does result meet the goal

Assessment refers to a wide variety of methods or tools that educators use to evaluate, measure, and documet learning outcomes, readiness, skill acquisition, or needs. Health literacy and clear communication between health professionals and patients are said to be the key to improving health and the quality of health care. Did you know there is a Health Literate Care Model for patients to become more engaged in prevention, decision-making, and self-management? Resources for Implementation, although available and aligned with a National Plan to improve health literacy, may require alignment with a community organization or group of professionals to review your community data needs and outcomes.

Now that you’ve learned about requirements, consider what you want an expert to align for you

This area provides resources to organizations and businesses who can help you design your next steps.

Review Your QPP Registration and Data

Be ready! If you are already registered have the security Official/Staff person log-in. If you aren’t sure who has access, create a system for your office so the following information is handy; gather the following:

  • Tax ID Number (TIN)
  • NPI (individual or all in the group)
  • Medicare PECOS PAC ID (numbers of members in the group)
  • PECOS Enrollment ID

It’s handy to have the Provider Enumeration Date and the last Update. As a member, you have access to an EXCEL workbook, ASK Us!

Connect to an Organization (practice) and Select a Role

This site outlines the steps to connect an Organization (like a practice, QCDR/Registry, or an APM Entity) and how to get the Security Official or Staff User role you need, and sign In.  If you have never registered, start here, a User Guide will be the tool needed. Once you are registered you will be redirected to HARP (this can take up to 15 min.)

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Resources that speak to Timelines and Important Deadlines

 

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