Direct Difference, Inc Exceeds Registry Expectations

Direct Difference, Inc abstractions were recently audited by NCDR for ACTION registry, which is the MI registry now called CPMI. Direct Difference, Inc. abstracted all of the cases for the year 2018 that was selected for audit. We recently received the preliminary results back.

The preliminary results are  Exceeds Registry Expectations , with a match rate of 97.18%.  Exceeds Registry Expectations  is an exemplary status only a few receive. Most audits fall within Meets Expectations with a match rate of 85% to 95%.

Exceeds registry expectations is for sites that have a mismatch rate less than 5%. Congratulations Direct Difference, Inc CPMI abstractors!!!
The Direct Dispatch
A Newsletter For Healthcare Providers

October 2019

"October is about trees revealing colors they've hidden all year. People have an October as well."
-- JM Storm
Direct Difference, Inc. Chief Quality Officer
Brenda Clemens   is always a resource for you to call if ever you have any questions or concerns.  Brenda makes routine quality calls to our clients to ensure we are meeting your needs. We want to be certain you know Brenda is always available to you and you can reach out to her at any time with any questions or concerns you may have.
Brenda Clemens
Chief Quality Officer
Direct Difference, Inc
340 E. 1st St, #306
Tustin, CA 92781
(818) 298-0764
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program has selected up to 500 hospitals for validation of chart-abstracted measures for the calendar year (CY) 2021 Annual Payment Update (APU) determination.

The list appears in the second sidebar located on the right side of the page, under the  Hospitals Selected for Outpatient Data Validation  header. Questions regarding the Hospital OQR Program or the Outpatient data validation provider selection may be submitted through the  CMS Hospitals – Outpatient Q&A tool here
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Please contact us at any time for any questions or issues you may have
Debra Aruffo, CEO 

Misti Pacheco, COO

Brenda Clemens
Angella Lott, LPN, VP
Business Development

Candace Landis, BSN, RN
Senior Account Manager - NCDR/GWTG
Data Registry Specialist
How Else Can Direct Difference, Inc. Help You?
Measuring quality is necessary for improving healthcare. We understand that when providers are overly consumed with measuring and reporting quality metrics, it is difficult to actually apply results and focus on actions that lead to real improvements.

Why not smart source all of your data abstraction needs so that it is done better, faster, more consistently, and at lower cost with less risk?

Did you know we provide abstraction services for core measures, non-core measures, registry, OPPE-FPPE, NHSN, peer review, pharmaceutical studies and others? If you have any data abstraction needs please contact us for more information. All you have to do is respond to this email to get started.
340 E. 1st St, #306
Tustin, California 92781
(800) 805-4880