Omaha, NE (PRWEB) September 20, 2013
QualityStar, an independent quality consortium, announces that it will participate in the Annual Conference for the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine.
QualityStar’s Quality Consortium provides retrospective, random case review by external specialists and subspecialists. Case review/peer review is an important component of a diagnostic quality program and provides assessment of both false negative and false positive cases.
QualityStar has built a national network of pathologists in specialized disciplines to deliver independent quality assurance case review. Cases submitted from member pathologists are double blinded and specific metrics of accuracy; turn-around-time (TAT), clerical error and diagnostic confidence are generated to provide longitudinal and benchmarking reports.
QualityStar has gained the approval of:
- The American Board of Pathology for maintenance of certification level IV quality assurance.
- CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) under the Physician Safety and Quality System (PQRS) for incremental 0.5% payment on total pathology Medicare Part B
QualityStar offers a unique opportunity to the healthcare community by providing a reliable, high-quality alternative to in-house quality assurance for diagnostic professionals. With a national network of consultant reviewers to deliver third party quality assurance, QualityStar becomes a partner in the individual or institutions quality efforts. QualityStar ensures that pathologists and laboratory professionals’ work is reviewed and provides longitudinal and benchmarking reports that go beyond standard peer review.