Closing Gaps in Care: Innovative Approaches to Achieving Quality Goals

Closing Gaps in Care: Innovative Approaches to Achieving Quality Goals

Health plans and providers lose money through missed care delivery opportunities. Care gaps result in delayed diagnoses, reduced healthcare access and lower treatment compliance, which contribute to higher rates of morbidity, worsening medical conditions, lower quality of life, and even loss of life.

Healthcare organizations have many incentives to close the gaps in care including saving money and improving revenue. CMS encourages Medicare plans to meet or exceed quality standards by enabling them to claw back withhold amounts if they meet annual gap closure targets.

By deploying a proactive, year-round strategy that aligns data analytics with a focused approach for addressing gaps in care, healthcare organizations can turn routine quality measurement into a strategic advantage. This panel will identify innovative solutions and opportunities toward closing care gaps and driving quality improvement.

Topics include:

  • Understand the impact of quality scores including star Ratings, HEDIS, CAHPS, HOS and other quality measures
  • Identifying and utilizing quality data
  • The roles health equity and SDOH play in health outcomes and gap closure
  • Using telehealth and virtual care to engage members and close gaps in care
  • Tools and technologies you need to improve quality


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