Comparing "Pineapples to Apples": Utilizing NLP for HEDIS Metrics so your Healthcare Plan Measures upComparing "Pineapples to Apples": Utilizing NLP for HEDIS Metrics so your Healthcare Plan... Linguamatics Linguamatics
How do you ensure your healthcare company outshines the competition with so many choices out there? There’s an app for that! Well no - not yet, at least there wasn’t at the time I wrote this blog- I double checked. There is however, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (although no app, they do have a very informative Twitter account.)
The committee’s mission is to help continually ensure quality in health from all parties involved. For insurance companies, they use the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) as it is “one of the most widely used sets of health care performance measures in the United States.”. So rather than trying to compare two things that may sound like they are certainly similar, such as ‘pineapples to apples’, people now have a true method of payer comparison.
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HEDIS consists of a set of measures around patient care and service. Measures vary from simple documentation of an adult Body mass index (BMI), a calculation involving only height and weight; to the more complicated documentation of comprehensive diabetes care.