Have you cut the cord with your cable provider yet? If you are like most of us, the answer is no. If anything, your cable company is finding more ways to lock you into their service through price promotions and bundling that make it harder to switch later if they raise prices or change service.
We see this same pitch coming from Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendors today. Some offer to displace trusted solutions with services that are way outside their core competency of electronic medical record management. In fact, if you dig a little deeper, there are some important questions to answer.
Questions to ask…
Does the analytics product that is part of your EHR software meet compliance professional best practices for a reimbursement auditing and monitoring tool?
Using a third-party tool to analyze your Minimum Data Set (MDS) data and documentation is a form of self-audit that will help you to defend your Medicare reimbursement, particularly with Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM).
Does this product deliver relevant, statistically valid, actionable, and risk-adjusted analytics that are developed and continuously tested by a team of data scientists, statisticians, and experienced Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) clinicians?
If not, you really cannot make reliable data-driven, analytics-based decisions.
What if you need support to interpret your analytics and answer ongoing clinical questions?
Access to experienced and credentialed Registered Nurses for clinical questions, such as MDS scheduling and coding, as well as product- and outcomes-related questions, is key to getting the most out of your analytics.
Does the product make it difficult to use other companies’ analytics?
If you use another vendor’s best-in-class analytics solution, it should be easy for them to get data from your EHR. If your EHR vendor prevents this or makes it difficult, it may be a form of information blocking.
PointRight’s point-of-view on this approach: best-in-class analytics and the EHR are better together. PointRight is on a 25-year (and counting!) mission to help organizations use LTPAC analytics to drive sustainable and scalable performance improvement. Our core competency IS analytics. We show our commitment by continuously investing in and applying our unmatched expertise to our best-in-class analytic solutions.
Contact us to learn more about why you should trust your post-acute analytics to PointRight and we’ll show you how to optimize our analytics in cooperation with your preferred EHR vendor.