Hi again, Yup, I'm working in a hospital enviornment. I have about 10 years of experience in Quality as well as finally getting my ABQAURP Board, which then enabled me to do case management which I did for about 5 years and now I've just gotten my Master's degree in Health Services Administration and have finally been promoted. The Core Measures that we assess are AMI, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and we had been doing Stroke under the Project in a Box format but then we went with the Core Measures program and now only do AMI, Heart Failure and Pneumonia.
In this new position, I'm thinking that I will also be having to do some major teaching to the Docs on Staff because they do not seem to be understanding the concepts of the Core Measures. These core measures statistics are what the CMS will be releasing when it comes time for hospital disclosure of information. Those core measures stats will be summarized and put on each individual hospital web site for prospective patients and their families to assess. Scary isn't it? So, we need to help consistantly be improving those scores. No one is ever perfect but at least we have to do our very best to show how well we do.