Primaris has been a pioneer of core measure abstraction since our work with the Joint Commission (TJC) in 1999. We have trained hundreds of quality measure abstractors and advised clients on clinical documentation improvement since the original core measures pilot project.

Primaris abstractors maintain a >95% accuracy on inter-rater reliability (IRR) review. Recent averages have been 98%. We configure reporting and feedback processes to meet specific needs and use our experience of working with providers and platforms to suggest clinical documentation improvement that can improve scores. Primaris currently abstracts for the following core measures:

Inpatient Quality Measures

  • Stroke
  • Sepsis
  • Venous Thromboembolism (all subgroups)


Global Inpatient Measures

  • Emergency Department
  • Immunization Measures
  • Substance Abuse
  • Tobacco Treatment


Perinatal Care Measures (all subgroups)


Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting

  • Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services
  • Substance Use Screening & Intervention
  • Tobacco Use Screening & Treatment
  • Influenza Immunization


Outpatient Quality Measures

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Chest Pain
  • Emergency Department Throughput
  • Pain Management
  • Stroke


Web-Based Measures

  • Endoscopy/Polyp Surveillance
  • Cataracts
  • External Beam Radiotherapy


We also provide abstraction services for state-mandated measures such as the following:

  • Emergency Department Transfers Communication (EDTC)
  • Florida Trauma Registry
  • Minnesota Community Measurement