HEDIS, used widely by health plans, gauges the quality of healthcare services. Reporting quality measures costs U.S. physician practices more than $15.4 billion annually.1 WISHIN sought to reduce the time, effort, and costs associated with its provider and payer participants’ HEDIS reporting efforts.
Several WISHIN health plan participants used WISHIN as a supplemental data source to support comprehensive HEDIS measure reporting. WISHIN continually supports its participants by making comprehensive clinical data from its broad network available to improve HEDIS reporting. WISHIN’s role is to take on the burden of primary source verification while helping to ensure health plans maintain the highest possible NCQA star ratings.
Health plans and healthcare provider organizations are seeking emerging solutions and technology to reduce supplemental data acquisition and reporting costs while simultaneously ensuring high-quality, accurate data review and reporting. The solution is leveraging WISHIN’s DAV certification.
Prior to achieving DAV certification, WISHIN looked to KPI Ninja, an NCQA Certified Data Partner, to improve non-standard supplemental data reporting for its participants. The partnership with KPI Ninja ensured proper validation of WISHIN data sources and automated delivery of non-standard supplemental data submission. This led to seamless continuity when it came to DAV certification – data validation, data structure, and delivery.
By leveraging the services of KPI Ninja, WISHIN was able to demonstrate that supplemental data from certified ingestion sites maintained data integrity and met the criteria for NCQA DAV standards.
More than 40 data sources in the WISHIN network, including data from multiple EMRs, inpatient and outpatient care settings, lab, imaging, and diagnostic data, were validated by the NCQA—allowing for the use of DAV data as standard supplemental data for HEDIS reporting.
WISHIN’s health plan clients can now use primary source verified supplemental data from the validated sources in the WISHIN systems to support their HEDIS submissions without having to access the data from individual providers.
“KPI Ninja brings technical expertise and innovation that directly supported our success in achieving NCQA Data Aggregator Validation status. KPI Ninja is a leader in advancing value-based care, and we are proud to partner with KPI to enable better health outcomes.”Joe Kachelski, CEO, WISHIN
WISHIN was among the first HIEs in the nation to earn NCQA DAV status. Now an NCQA validated organization with more than 40 ingestion sites, WISHIN has improved the value of the data provided to its health plan participants. The return on investment includes:
Many additional health plan participants have contracted with WISHIN to use the validated data for future reporting. WISHIN is also exploring its role in supporting health plan participants’ applications for NCQA Health Equity Accreditation and in meeting health equity measures, further leveraging certified data to improve health equity. WISHIN is engaged with NCQA as part of DAV cohort four to recertify previously certified ingestion sites and include even more sites for validation.