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10 million patient experience surveys completed
10 Million Surveys!
November 25, 2019

Together with our clients, we reached 10 million surveys in the SurveyVitals comparative benchmark. Thank you for helping us achieve this incredible milestone! With over 16,000 clinicians across 85 specialties utilizing SurveyVitals at over 3,500 locations, we are excited to watch this benchmark continue to grow. Your partnership and each interaction with your patients strengthens […]


MIPS Final Rule 2020
MIPS 2021: MVPs and QCDR Changes Coming
November 6, 2019

Last week, CMS released the final rule for the changes to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). While there are only minor changes to the program in 2020, bigger changes are expected in 2021. Here are two of the big takeaways from the final rule. MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs) CMS intends to move toward what […]


MIPS 2020 Final Rule
MIPS 2020: Key Takeaways
November 5, 2019

Last week, CMS released the final rule for the changes to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2020. Changes to the program next year are minimal, but are still important to note as you head into performance year 4. Performance Category Weights There will be no change to the performance category weights in MIPS […]


Anesthesiology 2019
Stop by and visit us at ASA 2019
October 17, 2019

The SurveyVitals team will be in Orlando this weekend for the Anesthesiology 2019 show and we’d love to see our clients! Bob Vosburgh, Devon Smith and Meg Rust will be in Booth 705 both Saturday and Sunday at the Orange County Convention Center. We hope to see you there!


Provider Spotlight: Tina Eide
Provider Spotlight: Tina Eide, MD, Matrix Anesthesia
September 16, 2019

Tina Eide, a board certified anesthesiologist from Matrix Anesthesia, was one of the winners of our recent Patient Experience Week giveaway. We asked Tina about the best practices she follows to provide exceptional patient care, and we’re excited to share her responses. Tina studied medicine at the University of Washington and trained at Virginia Mason […]


Feature Highlight: Challenge Mode
Feature Highlight: Challenge Mode
September 9, 2019

Have you set up a challenge yet? Using Challenge Mode, you can create a competition between your providers to encourage improvement. Once the competition is live, you can monitor the results in real-time from your dashboard. During Challenge Mode setup, choose questions or question areas you want to focus on. At the end of the […]


4 survey types you may not know SurveyVitals offers
Surveys You Might Not Know SurveyVitals Offers
August 28, 2019

SurveyVitals’ digital patient experience surveys help you gain a deeper understanding of your performance with immediate patient feedback. Did you know our solution includes many more surveys at no additional cost to help drive improvement from every angle of your practice? 1. Point of Care Our Point of Care tool allows you to address patient […]


patient experience benefits
5 Benefits of Higher Patient Experience Scores
August 20, 2019

Today, there’s a bigger emphasis on the patient experience than ever–and for good reason. Here are five reasons you should want to achieve higher patient experience scores. 1. A better patient experience often leads to better outcomes Numerous studies have shown a correlation between positive patient experience and better health outcomes. The patient experience is […]


Provider Spotlight: Clint Allred
Provider Spotlight: Clint Allred, CRNA, Anesthesia Associates of Boise
August 6, 2019

Clint Allred, a full-time CRNA for Anesthesia Associates of Boise, was the grand prize winner of our recent Patient Experience Week giveaway. He is performing in the top 25% of anesthesia providers nationally. We asked Clint about his best practices for providing exceptional patient care, and we’re excited to share his responses. Clint completed his […]


What are MIPS value pathways
CMS Proposes New Measure Specialty Sets, MIPS Value Pathways
August 1, 2019

The final rule for MIPS 2020 outlines the changes to the MIPS program coming in 2021. Read more here. This week, CMS released the proposed rule for Year 4 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Many of the Year 3 requirements will be maintained going into the 2020 performance year; we highlighted the proposed changes […]


CMS Releases 2020 MIPS Proposed Rule
July 30, 2019

CMS has released the final rule for MIPS 2020. Read the key takeaways here. If you’re participating in MIPS, you’ll need to know about the changes to the program in 2020. This week, CMS released the Quality Payment Program proposed rule for the next performance year. While their goal is to maintain many of the […]


Provider Scorecard
Breakout Provider Performance by Location
July 25, 2019

SurveyVitals has enhanced the Location & Provider Details reporting feature to optimize how organization and division-level users capture provider performance. Location & Provider Details allows organization and division-level users to quickly filter, sort, and rank division and provider performance for the whole organization. This time-saving tool eliminates the work of running custom reports and organizing […]


surveyvitals features
Five Features You Might Not Be Using but Should
July 23, 2019

With SurveyVitals’ comprehensive solution, you have access to all of our features without any extra cost. It’s likely you’re using our robust reporting tools, but are you taking full advantage of everything your solution has to offer? Here are five SurveyVitals features you should consider incorporating into your improvement strategy today. 1) Comment Sentiment Analysis […]


Sentiment Analysis
Understand Patient Needs with Sentiment Analysis
June 25, 2019

SurveyVitals has long helped our clients gain a better understanding of patient comments with semantic keyword analysis. With the release of our new Report Builder, we’re taking comment analysis to the next level with sentiment reporting. A recent review of SurveyVitals data showed that 36% of patients leave at least one comment when responding to […]


Improved Low Score Alert Emails
Low Score Alerts Revamped To Include Mean Score
June 20, 2019

Expect alert emails to look a bit different when they hit your inboxes this week! Based on client feedback, we’ve updated alerts emails with a sleek new interface and made it easier for clinicians to view trends in performance. Previous alert emails included the display of a provider’s percentile rank over time for the corresponding […]


Patient Experience Week Giveaway
Patient Experience Week Winners!
May 23, 2019

April 22-26 was Patient Experience Week and to celebrate, we asked our clients to share what drives them to provide memorable patient care. Those who responded were eligible to win an Amazon gift card. We’re excited to announce the winners of the giveaway and to share what motivates and inspires them to provide an exceptional […]


Introducing SurveyVitals Improvement Center
Introducing the SurveyVitals Improvement Center!
May 6, 2019

SurveyVitals is excited to announce the launch of the Improvement Center in our client portal! Our reporting, alerts, and dashboards have given our clients the real-time data needed to identify trends and work toward improving the patient experience. The Improvement Center takes the solution to the next level with a wealth of educational videos and […]


3 Ways To Share Your Patient Experience Scores
Share Your Patient Experience Scores: 3 Easy Ways
April 24, 2019

You’ve been using the SurveyVitals solution to gain a deeper understanding of your patient experience. Now how do you share your performance with the world? When 88 percent of patients look online to choose a physician, showcasing your quality of care is more important than ever. We have three tools that make sharing your patient […]


MACRA Quality Payment Program: MIPS 2020
March 13, 2019

The Quality Payment Program (QPP) falls under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). It is a value-based program that determines reimbursement for clinicians treating Medicare patients. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the final rule outlining the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for 2020. Keep reading to learn […]


SurveyVitals 2018 Year in Review
2018 Year in Review
January 8, 2019

The patient experience is improving because of your dedication. Here are some remarkable metrics you were a part of in 2018. Over 2 million surveys were completed last year, providing feedback on more than 31 million questions and bringing in over 2 million comments. Patient comments were overwhelmingly positive–there were 57 positive words for every […]


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