The new RBS tool:
Initially developed to support WCHQ as an approved registry for the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) program through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the RBS data reporting tool worked so well that our board of directors decided to make it available for all WCHQ reporting needs. By allowing multiple, global patient-level files to be submitted directly by members for processing into aggregate data for publication, WCHQ has now significantly simplified the reporting requirements and accrued many benefits for our member organizations. Specifically, members benefit from:
The organizations that have adopted the RBS tool have reported very positive experiences using it. Those using the tool to participate in the PQRI financial incentive program have been impressed with the revenue they’ve generated through their quality management departments.
Jo Ann Kranig, RHIT, clinical data specialist at Gundersen Lutheran Health System has experienced firsthand the benefits of using the RBS data reporting tool. Initially adopting RBS to participate in the PQRI initiative, Gundersen Lutheran now uses the system for all its WCHQ data reporting.
“At first, I was very doubtful the RBS tool would work,” said Kranig. “But, I have been extremely impressed with the tremendous amount of time the RBS tool saves me. We upload our files and WCHQ runs the data. It’s as simple as that. There was some upfront work, but now I really don’t need to be that involved. The biggest benefit for me is time saved, allowing me to focus on additional high priority projects for Gundersen Lutheran,” added Kranig.
We strongly encourage our member organizations to learn more about the RBS tool and understand the benefits it provides. Please contact Kathy Werner at 608-826-6840 or at email@example.com for more information.