Louisville, KY (PRWEB) June 30, 2012
Deyta, LLC has introduced the “Comfortable Dying Measure Starter Toolkit,” a free tool that helps hospices accurately record patient information and calculate data elements that must be reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for all new hospice patients beginning October 1, 2012.
The Comfortable Dying measure is the first hospice quality indicator that must be reported to CMS in response to the Affordable Care Act. The downloadable, Excel-based tool includes data entry and reporting capabilities, as well as instructions, measure protocols and implementation details. It automatically generates the CMS-reportable data elements and calculates results monthly and quarterly. The Toolkit is also consistent with the data capture of Deyta’s Quality Navigator, a complete clinical quality measurement and benchmarking system, which facilitates a transition to more robust data-driven management beyond the Comfortable Dying measure.
Hospices with questions about the implementation protocols for the Comfortable Dying measure are encouraged to attend one of two free instructional webinars offered by Deyta. The programs, which will include a demonstration and an overview of the CMS reporting requirements are Tuesday, July 10 at 2 p.m. and Wednesday, July 18 at noon.
“The upcoming CMS reporting requirements are challenging for many hospices,” said Martha Tecca, Deyta’s chief strategy officer. “As a partner of so many hospices around the country, we are pleased to provide some much needed support and direction. The free Toolkit should get hospice providers off to a good start, ensure accurate reporting to CMS and, most importantly, generate even higher levels of comfort care for patients and families who need it.”
The Comfortable Dying Measure Toolkit, implementation resources, and registration for the free webinars are available at http://www.deyta.com.
About Deyta, LLC
Deyta partners with thousands of hospice, home health, human services and other organizations nationwide to measurably improve the quality of patient care and services, the experience of customers and employees, and the effectiveness of their operations. With 20 years of experience, Deyta offers proven solutions with powerful reporting, robust educational programming and extraordinary customer service. Deyta clients and collaborators include providers, industry associations, regulatory agencies, vendors, and consultants who are committed to improving healthcare.
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