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Swain Eng and Associates L.L.C. 

Phone: +1 (612) 404-0139

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Email: ​ info@swainengassociates.com 

NATIONAL QUALITY FORUM (NQF) Endorsement

  • Advisory services on the NQF Measure Evaluation Criteria including requirements for development, testing (feasibility, reliability, validity) and submission of the application/evaluation forms.
  • ​Preparation of quality measures and application for NQF Staff, Steering Committee and CSAC Review/Approval of Measures



IMPLEMENTATION INTO CMS QUALITY PAYMENT PROGRAMS

  • Advisory services to guide organizations on how to submit and meet the requirements for submission into CMS QPPs.
  • Measures Under Consideration List Process and Submission
  • Measures Application Partnership Process and Submission 



QUALITY MEASURE DEVELOPMENT

  •  Measure Development Expertise from Concept through Implementation   
  •  18+ years of Experience with development of over 100+ quality measures used in many current accountability, public reporting and quality improvement programs.
  • CMS contracted measure developer with expertise in the  current measure development methodologies for process, outcome and patient reported measures.
  • Provide guidance and oversee the measure testing process in collaboration with partners from large academic institutions, statisticians, data analysts and/or QIOs.
  •  Skilled technical expertise to meet the requirements from CMS, EHRS  and other regulatory requirements.   


eCLINICAL QUALITY MEASURE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING

  • VSAC Value Set Development and Validation
  • Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) Expertise
  • QDM Element  and CQL Development & Testing
  •  eCQM Testing in BONNIE


REGULATORY ISSUES

  • Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) 
  • Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), Quality Payment Program (QPP), Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) including Meaningful Use (MU), Alternative Payment Models (APMs)
  • CMS and Office of the National Coordination (ONC) Proposed and Final Rule Review and Advisory Services


CLINICAL DATA REGISTRIES (CDR)

  • CDR Business Case and Plan Development
  • CDR Development and Evaluation in collaboration with organizations and their preferred registry vendor.
  • Development of Quality Measures for Registries and Quality Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) 


VOCABULARY TRAINING

  • Training on the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) to develop value sets for electronic clinical quality meaures (eCQMs)
  • Trianing on the code systems needed to build eCQMS including: ICD-10 CM/PCS,  SNOMED-CT,  LOINC®,  RxNorm, CPT codes and others.