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Value-Based Purchasing and Quality Reporting Programs

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HSAG aims to be a centralized source of knowledge and tools that support facilities' improvement of healthcare quality, efficiency, and value. From the Quality Reporting Program/Care Setting Toolbox below, select your care setting to view the tools and resources available to your facility.

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VBP Resources OQR Resources IPF Resources ASC Resources CAH Resources PCH Resources

Value-Based Purchasing (VBP)

CDC NHSN Resources

Access information and resources on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) surveillance definitions and more.



Fact Sheet for FY 2018 Percentage Payment Suummary Report

Download the QualityNet resource Fact Sheet for FY 2018, which discusses the major elements of the FY 2018 Percentage Payment Summary Report.



FY 2018 VBP Quick Reference Guide

Download this one-page handout that displays FY 2018 VBP domains and measures, as well as measure thresholds and benchmark values.



Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR)

Documentation and Data Collection Resources

Teaming Up and Cleaning Up...for Accurate Data Reporting The Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) has designed an Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) program kit for you in response to common data-abstraction obstacles shared by hospitals nationally. HSAG is excited to provide you with these...



ED Throughput Improvement Strategies Library

Looking to decrease time in the ED? Find a visual depiction of the throughput process with links to Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Innovations that guide you through each step of ED patient touchpoints.



Hospital OQR Outreach and Education Support Program

Find information about the Hospital OQR Program, such as reference materials, educational presentations, timelines, and more at the Quality Reporting Center.



Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (IPFs)

National Support Contractor Information

Access resources from the Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) and Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Outreach and Education Support Programs via the National Support Contractor website.



How to Enroll: NHSN

Need some quick tips to get enrolled in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)? Download this at-a-glance flyer with enrollment guidance and contact information for NHSN.



Behavioral Health Resources

Improve behavioral health outcomes among patients by reducing 30-day readmissions and increasing 7- and 30-day follow up rates—find resources to help your IPF meet these goals set by CMS.



Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs)

Ambulatory Surgical Centers: Tips and Success Stories

On July 26, 2018, Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) and The Texas Medical Foundation (TMF) Quality Innovation Networks jointly hosted a multi-state open forum webinar on ambulatory surgical center (ASC) quality reporting. The QINs shared quality measure reporting at the state level, along with...



ASC QIN-QIO Information Flyer

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) has created this Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) information flyer, detailing all the ways that we can help your Ambulatory Surgical Center to establish quality improvement (QI) processes that are designed to achieve...



ASC-10: Colonoscopy with History of Adenomatous Polyps

Download the at-a-glance pocket card for ASC measure 10.



Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)

Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Resource

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) is here to assist Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in their quality improvement efforts, detailed in the CAH Resource (PDF)—all at no cost.



HCP Influenza Vaccination Pocket Card

Download this easy-to-use pocket card to assist with reporting the HCP Influenza Vaccination measure in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).



How to Enroll: NHSN

Need some quick tips to enroll in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)? Download this at-a-glance flyer with enrollment guidance and contact information for NHSN.



PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospitals (PCHs)

National Support Contractor PCH Resources

Access resources from the Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) and Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Outreach and Education Support Programs via the national Support Contractor website.



CDC NHSN Resources

Access information and resources on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) surveillance definitions and more.



Tutorials

Create a Quality Improvement Project With Your Flu Data

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) has developed this tutorial to assist your organization in using influenza-related data to improve the delivery of quality healthcare. If this tutorial is shared, a link to this page is included where the web recording will reside. Download the Immunization...