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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.



FY 2018–FY 2024 Hospital Value-based Purchasing Measures

QualityNet features its Fiscal Years 2018–2024 Measures related to hospital value-based purchasing.



FY 2019 Domain Weighting Quick Reference Guide

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made available the FY 2019 Domain Weighting Quick Reference Guide on QualityNet. Hospitals can locate the updated quick reference guide by selecting the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) link from the "Hospitals--Inpatient" tab...



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)

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-9: Colonoscopy for Average-Risk Patients

Download the at-a-glance pocket card for ASC measure 9.



ASCQR Support Contractor Information

Access ASCQR 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.



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...