Meaningful Use & CMS Quality Reporting Dashboard Changes

The following changes have been made to the Meaningful Use and CMS Quality Reporting dashboard in 2012.0.3063.

Meaningful Use Dashboard

Provider Drop-Down

Provider Drop-Down

The label for the provider selection has been changed to simply "Provider".  In prior versions, this label was named "Display for Provider".

Year-to-Date Reporting Period

Year-to-Date Reporting Period

Users are now able to calculate Meaningful Use statistics based on either a 90 day or Year to Date reporting period.  

  • Users who are in their first year of Meaningful Use attestation should select the 90 Days button.
  • Users who are in their second year of Meaningful Use attestation should select the Year to Date button to view statistics for January 1st to the current date.

Reporting Period Snapshot Date

Reporting Period Snapshot Date

This label, in prior versions of SOAPware, was named "Snapshot".  The label name was changed to "Reporting Period Snapshot" to better describe the function of the selected date.  

In addition, the Start Date is now displayed for the selected reporting period.  The Start Date field is not editable.  When a user selects an End Date, the dashboard will automatically calculate the Start Date for the reporting period.

The Start Date will be calculated based on the Provider's Reporting Period selection (90 days or Year to Date):

  • 90 Days: The Start Date is 90 days prior to the End Date. The End Date is the current date.
  • Year to Date: The Start Date is January 1st of the current year.  The End Date is the current date.

*Note: Statistics can only be updated when an End Date of the current date is selected.  To view statistics that were calculated on previous date, the user can click the calendar button and select the date.

Exporting Meaningful Use Statistics

The File name for the statistics export has now been set to default to the End Date year and the Providers name. Therefore if the provider's reporting period end date was in 2012, the file name would default to: 2012ProvidersName.

It is recommended that the provider export a copy of the final meaningful use statistics that will be used during attestation. To export the provider's meaningful use statistics for the selected reporting period:

  1. Click the Export button.
  2. Select the location for the file to be exported, verify the File name, then click Save.
  3. Locate the saved file and double-click on it to open it.

The text file will display the provider's reporting period date range, objective name, numerator, denominator and percentage met.  This file can be saved with the provider's meaningful use records in case of a future audit.

Printing Adjustments

Printing Adjustments

Printing the provider's adjustments has now become easier.  When the Adjustments button is clicked, the user is now presented with the Print Adjustments dialog where the Start Date and End Date for the adjustments report can be selected.  By default, the Start Date and End Date will be populated with the provider's selected reporting period (90 day or Year to Date).  After verifying the dates for the report, the user can preview the report prior to printing by clicking the Preview button.

Trend Display

In previous versions of SOAPware, the Trends section of the Meaningful Use Dashboard contained a Trend For, Start Date and End Date selection.  Users reported that these Date selections were confusing to office staff since they only affected the trend graph and did not affect the Meaningful Use statistics that were being reported.  

Based on this user feedback, SOAPware has removed the Trend For, Start Date and End Date fields for the Trends area.  In this release, to view a trend graph simply update the providers statistics based on a 90 day or Year to Date reporting period, then highlight the objective that you wish to view a trend graph for.  For example, to view the trend for the Demographics objective, we will highlight Demographics in the left hand menu.  Once highlighted, our trend will display on the right.

CMS Quality Reporting Dashboard

Exporting Clinical Quality Measures

Exporting Clinical Quality Measures

When exporting Clinical Quality Measure reports, the user is now presented with a Reporting Period dialog that allows the user to select a custom reporting period for the report.  Simply select a Start and End date for the report, then click the Create button.