Academic Research for Clinical Outcomes (ARCO) has been approved as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for 2016. ARCO is a health collaborative with ReportingMD (RMD) that focuses on outcomes management to foster clinical quality integration. RMD services and solutions assist providers from all ambulatory practices with the ability to proactively manage their patient populations through an automated exchange of frequent data. Together, through the collection of data from all payers and the transformation of financial and/or clinical data into meaningful results, our clients gain insight and understanding to implement improvements in clinical outcomes and patient care delivery. Specifically, we define the gaps in care needed to successfully manage patient care, identify process improvement opportunities, and facilitate the adoption of evidence-based medicine, thus changing the way physicians practice medicine. ARCO works collaboratively with various University Health Systems to promote clinically integrated environments and to ensure the utilization of clinical best practices with the goal of improving population health through evidence-based care. ReportingMD’s Clinical Quality Data services include workflow review and process optimization to enable the closure of care gaps and improvement in population health. We also provide educational opportunities for our clients with the overall goal of process and performance improvement. Our analytic and technical capabilities include use of risk-adjusted benchmarks within the Total Outcomes Management solution to allow on-going, peer-based performance evaluation and monitoring at the practice, specialty, regional, or national levels.
Key Features and Benefits:
- Continuous feedback reports and benchmark/performance monitoring
- Measures Optimization Evaluation (MOE) – ensures highest performing measures are selected for your organization
- Dedicated resources to provide clinical and programmatic consultations and education to effectively improve outcomes and performance
- Rapid implementation cycle: Data available to clients via secure portal 3 weeks from obtaining tested, approved data set
- Ability to meet Meaningful Use public health reporting requirements, including syndromic surveillance and immunization registries
- Population Health Monitoring assists in improving outcomes and reduces costs through Registry facilitated projects, accompanied by effective research and consultation services.
- Assists in achieving ACO savings goals and/or reduces risk under the Value Based Payment Modifier Program (VBM)
- Active participation in measure creation, sharing of evidence based medicine and research
RMD will submit data through the Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) method to meet pay-for-performance program requirements. ARCO has 10 non-PQRS measures as well as all PQRS measures and all 64 electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) approved for submission for the 2016 reporting year. Below is a list of the 10 approved non-PQRS measures with links to the associated measure specifications.
10 Approved Non-PQRS Measures with associated measure specifications:
- ARCO 1 – Stroke/Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA): Discharged on Statin Medication
- ARCO 2 – Persistent Indicators of Dementia without a Diagnosis—Short Stay
- ARCO 3 – Antipsychotic Use in Persons with Dementia
- ARCO 4 – Median Time to Pain Management for Long Bone Fracture
- ARCO 5 – MRI Lumbar Spine for Low Back Pain
- ARCO 6 – Improvement in Ambulation/locomotion
- ARCO 7 – Laboratory Investigation for Secondary Causes of Fracture
- ARCO 8 – Risk Assessment/Treatment After Fracture
- ARCO 9 – Gout: Serum Urate Target (Recommended for eMeasure Trial Approval)
- ARCO 10 – Risk Standardized In-hospital Mortality Rate in Abdominal Trauma