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SurveyVitals Awarded CMS Approval to Administer HCAHPS
June 7, 2018

BOISE, ID (Press Release) – SurveyVitals, Inc., a healthcare analytics company specializing in digital patient experience surveys, announced their approval by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) to administer the HCAHPS survey. The company becomes one of only 28 certified vendors in the nation. “This approval is significant in that it allows us […]


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MACRA Quality Payment Program: MIPS 2018
June 4, 2018

Subscribe to this page for updates What is the Quality Payment Program? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the final rule outlining the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for 2018. While nearly identical to 2017, there are some new changes that could have a large impact on participating practices and clinicians. How […]


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MIPS 101 for Anesthesia Providers
June 3, 2018

Are you an anesthesia provider participating in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? Let us tell you how the SurveyVitals solution might help you fulfill certain reporting requirements. What is MIPS? The Merit Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is one of two tracks in the QPP, the quality payment incentive program implemented by CMS. A small […]


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Working MOCA 2.0? SurveyVitals Can Help
June 1, 2018

The redesigned MOCA 2.0 (Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology) allows anesthesia diplomates to complete a variety of new activities to meet the Part 4 Quality Improvement requirement. Diplomates are required to earn a minimum of 50 points during their ten-year MOCA 2.0 cycle by choosing and completing quality improvement activities most relevant to their practice. […]


New research finds unverified patient reviews an unreliable guide
April 6, 2018

Unverified online patient reviews do not always correlate with actual patient experience, according to a new study published by the Mayo Clinic. Can you trust what people say about doctors online? That’s the question that researchers from the Mayo Clinic set out to answer when they started collecting data from online patient reviews in 2014. […]


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New Data Submission Interface for Quality Payment Program
January 3, 2018

On January 2, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) launched a new data submission system for groups and clinicians participating in the Quality Payment Program. Here are some key points: Clinicians now submit all their 2017 performance data in the same place. Previously, under the various CMS legacy programs, clinicians had to use multiple […]


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Virtual Groups for MIPS 2018
November 27, 2017

An important deadline is approaching for groups and physicians participating in MIPS in 2018. December 31 marks the last day for clinicians to notify CMS that they are electing to participate in a Virtual Group for MIPS 2018. If you aren’t familiar with Virtual Groups, you aren’t alone. Virtual Groups are a brand new option […]


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Do Not Miss This MIPS Reporting Deadline
September 15, 2017

Avoiding A MIPS Negative Payment Adjustment October 2nd marks the very last day for eligible clinicians to start collecting MIPS data for partial year submission. If this fall reporting deadline is missed, clinicians and/or groups will not be eligible to receive a positive payment adjustment in 2019. Rather, they will be faced with two outcomes: […]


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Press Release: SurveyVitals Names New President: Dr. Robert Harrington
August 24, 2017

SPRINGTOWN, TX – SurveyVitals, Inc., a healthcare analytics company specializing in digital patient experience surveys, announced today that Dr. Robert Harrington will join the company as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Harrington brings with him over twenty years experience and extensive clinical knowledge to the role, having served as a leader in a number of capacities […]


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8 Takeaways from CMS Proposed Rule for Changes to MIPS in 2018
July 27, 2017

Ready or not: MIPS 2018 Proposed Rule Not fully prepared for MIPS and feeling slightly overwhelmed? You’re not alone. According to a recent report, only 8 percent of physicians feel highly knowledgeable about the MIPS program halfway through the first performance year. Even more concerning, a reported 41 percent of physicians interviewed had never even […]


Social Media Tips for Phsyicians
8 Tips for Physicians Using Social Media
July 18, 2017

Social media presents a great opportunity for practices and providers to share knowledge and connect with their community. However, when used incorrectly, social media can cause a host of PR and legal issues. Here are some of the Do’s and Don’ts for providers when venturing into the world of social media. Do: Have a plan. […]


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Top 10% Spotlight: Great River Health Systems
June 6, 2017

Congratulations to Great River Health Systems for earning top honors for an outstanding Patient Experience in the first quarter of 2017. Four locations from Great River Health Systems ranked in the Top 10% nationally for overall patient experience based on composite scores. Learn more about SurveyVitals Top 10% Award. About Great River Health Systems Great […]


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Dr. Robert Harrington Joins SurveyVitals as Chief Medical Officer
June 1, 2017

SPRINGTOWN, TX – SurveyVitals, Inc., a healthcare analytics company specializing in digital patient experience surveys, announced today that Dr. Robert Harrington will join the company as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Harrington brings with him over twenty years experience and extensive clinical knowledge to the role, having served as a leader in a number of capacities […]


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Patients rate nurses the highest in these three areas
May 12, 2017

In honor of National Nurses Week we examined 4,196 nurses and 286,738 SurveyVitals® patient satisfaction surveys received in 2016 on nurses’ behalf. Check out the top 3 rated areas for both the Anesthesia Patient Satisfaction Questionnaires (APSQ/APSQ2) and the Standard Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (SPSQ). Are these what you expected? What do you think nurses do […]


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Contact Me Department Available Now!
April 28, 2017

Prioritize patient contact requests by department with the newly released Contact Me Department. Added as an addendum question to a SurveyVitals’ survey, ‘Contact Me Department’ asks patients to categorize their contact request by selecting from a list of common areas, such as billing, scheduling and customer service. This new level of granularity not only makes […]


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New Feature! Keyword Reporting for Patient Comments
April 11, 2017

Introducing Quantitative Data for Your Patient Comments Take a high-level view of what patients are saying about you with the new Semantic Keywords BETA module, now available on your SurveyVitals dashboard. This new reporting functionality represents qualitative survey comments quantitatively, giving you the ability to track trends and see which positive and negative keywords patients […]


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Press Release: SurveyVitals Acquires CAHPS Vendor, Novaetus, Inc.
March 14, 2017

SPRINGTOWN, TX – SurveyVitals, Inc., a healthcare analytics company specializing in patient experience surveys, today announced it has acquired Novaetus, Inc., an administrator of CMS-certified “Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems” (CAHPS) surveys. The acquisition broadens the scope of SurveyVitals’ services to include CAHPS administration and other related consulting services. Novaetus was founded in […]


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Preparing for MIPS? Four Things To Know for 2017
January 9, 2017

The start of the new year marks one of the biggest changes Medicare has seen it its 50 years – the transition to the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) under MACRA. The QPP overhauls the way in which clinicians treating Medicare patients are reimbursed and combines and sunsets three big CMS programs: Meaningful Use, the […]


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Surgical Outcome Data with New GSOS Survey
November 30, 2016

What is GSOS? Track patients through the entire surgical care continuum with SurveyVitals. Designed to partner with our primary patient satisfaction surveys (APSQ/SPSQ) as a follow-up, the Global Surgical Outcomes Survey (GSOS) helps you identify gaps in care and spot opportunities to improve outcomes. Include procedural codes with the patient data you’re already sending, and […]


5 Tips for Boosting Patient Response Rates
5 Ways to Boost Response Rates to Patient Surveys
October 11, 2016

1. Ask patients to complete the survey! This one might seems obvious, but it is oftentimes overlooked. Building time into your routine to quickly inform patients they will be receiving a short survey about the quality of their care and asking them to complete it can go a long way in increasing response rates. For […]


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