International MUSE Conference

2017 International MUSE Conference 

The International MUSE Conference is right around the corner.  We can't wait to see you there to talk about: Data Repository Reporting, Quality (including eCQMs) Reporting, 6.1 report migration and other DR related services.  The MUSE Conference is the best event of the year for MEDITECH users to learn and network.  There will be many opportunities to see MEDITECH 6.1 in action, learn best practices, and talk with users who have upgraded.

2017 International MUSE Conference



Acmeware is proud to sponsor the 2017 Executive Institute at International MUSE

Our Education sessions for 2017:

601 - Data Repository Learning Lab TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017, 9:30AM - 3:30PM

Take your learning to a whole new level at this year’s MUSE:  we are returning with our popular Data Repository Learning Lab. This special full-day workshop includes a 30-seat PC lab where you’ll learn the basics about the 6.1 database, where to find key information within it and get hands-on experience writing DR-based T-SQL queries and stored procedures.

Our DR Learning Lab will be split into two 2.5 hour sessions. In the morning, we’ll discuss what types of information are captured in the MEDITECH applications and the common tables in Data Repository where that data are stored. We’ll show you how to use SQL Server Management Studio to browse a DR database schema, and how to write efficient and accurate T-SQL stored procedures that produce the data you need. Then we’ll let you get your hands dirty by writing your own basic SQL queries. 

After a break for lunch, the afternoon session will focus on more complex SQL logic and instruction on how to save your queries as stored procedures – database objects you can use to efficiently run reports. We’ll also teach you about different types of JOIN logic that allow you to bring data together from many tables to produce what you need for your reports in a single SQL statement, built into a stored procedure.  You’ll spend most of the afternoon session writing your own T-SQL code, but don’t worry, you’ll learn a lot and our DR expert staff will all be on hand to answer your questions as you work.

Please note:  We recommended that attendees have some familiarity with SQL Server Management Studio and basic T-SQL query or stored procedure writing knowledge. Our lab examples will be based on MEDITECH’s 6.1 platform.

Presenters - Jamie Gerardo and Taylor Solari

804 - The Alphabet Soup of Clinical Quality Measures Reporting and Reimbursement  Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 1 – 3:30pm

In this workshop we will review:
How CMS is aligning clinical quality measures (CQMs) to reduce the reporting burden for healthcare organizations and providers. We will cover CMS's vision and goals for achieving quality alignment.
We will dive into the following CMS reporting programs and how they interact with each other: Value-Based Purchasing (VBP), Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), Merit-based Incentive Payments (MIPS), Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR), The Joint Commission (ORYX), Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR), and Alternative Payment Models (APM).

How the Eligible Hospital and Eligible Professional reimbursement models will change in 2017 and going forward.
Compare and contrast the requirements for quality measure reporting and identify strategies to ensure compliance.
The potential impact to hospital reimbursement of current and proposed programs that will affect quality reporting for hospitals and providers.
How to improve efficiency and quality by aligning measures across initiatives.
Where to find current information (and breaking news) on each of these Quality Initiatives.

Presenter-William S. Presley

1036 - Journey to 6.1; Impact to Interfaces, Conversions, and Reports

Overview of infrastructure changes required to migrate to 6.1; Conversion, interfaces, and report considerations.

Chris Giroux works for Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans Vermont in the Information Technology department.  Chris recently started her own division of IT called Data Management and Integration Services which focuses on providing accurate and meaningful data to the organization and oversees all of the interoperability components, ensuring timely transmission of all data for NMC.

Jamie Gerado, Acmeware, spent six years at Hays Medical Center (MEDITCH C/S) in the IT and Decision Support departments. She helped implement and support the MIS, OE, and BAR applications, and specialized in NPR report development. Jamie implemented MEDITECH’s DR at Hays Medical Center in 2005 and its DR reporting is now an integral part of daily operations. Jamie brought her combination of MEDITECH knowledge and healthcare process experience to Acmeware Inc. in 2008. Jamie is a 2008 R2 Microsoft certified Technical Specialist in Business Intelligence.

Presenters - Chris Giroux and Jamie Gerardo

1076 - MEDITECH Data Repository Tips - Boot Camp

In this session, we’ll review a variety of approaches that will assist you with writing efficient TSQL Queries. We’ll use system functions as well as user-defined functions that you can add to your arsenal of coding options. Over the years we’ve developed a library of code snippets to assist with specific scenarios. We’ll run through example scenarios and give you options to solve a number of situations such as inserting multiple values into a single column, pivoting your output, date calculations and much more. This class is not platform-specific. We’ll cover examples across all MEDITECH platforms.

Presenter - Jamie Gerardo

1018 - Riding the Rapids of Payment Reform: Downstream Effects of Quality Reporting on Revenue Capture

Reimbursement tied to quality performance has become a reality for hospitals and physicians. CMS’ aggressive goals aimed at increasing the percentage of Medicare payments associated with quality outcomes versus quantity may be rocking our boats, but with the right knowledge and tools, we can plot a course for success.

Healthcare organizations’ drive to implement and meet Meaningful Use will broaden with a strong emphasis on value-based care and risk-based payment models that tie quality outcomes to reimbursement. The traditional revenue cycle model focusing primarily on maximizing service dollars and getting clean claims out the door will need to adapt to new value-based care and alternative payment models. Financial as well as clinical strategies must be redesigned and executed in this new value-based care environment.

Programs such as Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) and MACRA are catalysts of this movement. Because we all know “the devil is in the details,” this session will delve into the specifics of each program, its reporting requirements, scoring methodologies, and direct impact on reimbursement. This will be followed by an in depth discussion of infrastructure and other resource needs, process considerations, and overall revenue at risk.

Providers, CIOs, Quality Leaders and IT Informatacists will find this information valuable in navigating the new normal in healthcare payment reform planning for the future of health care reform.

Presenters - Jodi Frei and Bill Presley

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