The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Certifies Jiva™ for 10 HEDIS® 2018 Measures
ZeOmega Doubles Its HEDIS Certified Measures, Helping Health Plans Improve Performance, Reduce Costs, and Streamline Workflow
PLANO, Texas – January 30, 2018 – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare, has certified Jiva™—the end-to-end population health management (PHM) platform from ZeOmega®— for 10 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) 2018 measures.
The number of HEDIS measures for which ZeOmega is now certified has doubled since 2017. This demonstrates the commitment of ZeOmega in helping health plans stay ahead of the curve: ZeOmega provides a vetted and quality-proven PHM platform that monitors performance, identifies members that have yet to meet the target of the measure, and develops a plan to intervene before the measurement period ends. Once intervention opportunities are identified, health plans can give attention to areas of concern prior to year-end evaluations. This helps streamline workflow, reduce per-capita cost of care, improve HEDIS performance, and enhance the health of populations.
In 2017, Jiva was certified on five HEDIS measures that helped health plans address access and availability of care, prevention and screening, and the complex care needs of behavioral health. This year, by expanding HEDIS certification, health plans will also be able to identify possible overuse of care or the appropriateness of care—both of which help improve efficiency and optimization of care, as well as heighten overall outcomes.
NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of healthcare organizations and manages the evolution of HEDIS, the performance measurement tool used by more than 90 percent of the nation’s health plans. HEDIS is designed to provide purchasers and consumers with the information they need to reliably compare performance. Since its introduction in 1993, HEDIS has evolved to become the gold standard in managed care performance measurement. Its reporting enables employers, consultants, and consumers to evaluate and compare the performance of health plans in areas ranging from preventive care and consumer experience to heart disease and cancer.
“Based in part on HEDIS scores, NCQA Health Insurance Plan Ratings play a critical role in the reputation and success of our health plans,” says Sam Rangaswamy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer for ZeOmega. “Using the robust reporting tools in the Jiva platform, health plans can continuously track HEDIS-related performance indicators, such as breast cancer screening rates, and address gaps as soon as they are identified. We are excited to have doubled our certified HEDIS measures this year.”
NCQA’s HEDIS Measure Certification program provides precise, automated testing that verifies compliance with HEDIS specifications and satisfies the source code review portion of the HEDIS Compliance AuditTM. HEDIS measure certification ensures improved precision and efficiency of the source code review portion of the HEDIS Compliance Audit and promotes further consistency of HEDIS data.
HEDIS® is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Jiva™, the HIE-enabled and powerful population health platform from ZeOmega, delivers high-value, strategic solutions enabling payers and care-delivery organizations to improve individual health and provider performance. With deep domain expertise and a comprehensive understanding of complex population health challenges, ZeOmega serves as a true partner for clients, offering flexible deployment and delivery models that leverage an innovative platform designed to integrate workflow, analytics, content, and communication capabilities. By consistently meeting customer expectations and project benchmarks, ZeOmega has earned a reputation for responsiveness and reliability. For more information, visit www.zeomega.com or call 214-618-9880. Follow ZeOmega on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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