New resources available on the CMS Promoting Interoperability programs website

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (@CMSGov) is currently updating the Promoting Interoperability Programs website to include new resources for the 2019 program year. Below are resources that are now available online: Promoting Interoperability Program landing page: Includes a general overview of the Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs and important deadlines for the … Continued

New grant focuses on providing assistance to at-risk populations in nine rural Missouri counties

NOTE: This news release originally appeared in DIFP News, Jan. 23, 2019, at Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Insurance has announced a new grant from the National Council on Aging’s Center for Benefits Access (NCOA). The Benefit Enrollment Center (BEC) Grant provides funding for a 20-month period (January 2019 through September … Continued

Primaris Lists Resources to Know for Registry Abstraction Success

As value-based care becomes more of the norm for an increasingly larger portion of healthcare reimbursement requirements, registries are also playing a bigger role in the picture. Primaris CEO Richard A. Royer says registries have proven valuable for the insights and benefits they offer medical providers and their patients. The large data repositories help hospital … Continued

Miniea is new Primaris Foundation executive director

  COLUMBIA, MO. – Scott Miniea is the new executive director of the Primaris Foundation, taking the reins from Carol Beahan, who retired Jan. 30 after a 30-year career with Primaris. Primaris CEO Richard A. Royer made the announcement of Miniea’s new post on Feb. 8. Primaris is a healthcare consulting and services firm; the … Continued

Primaris CEO endorses innovation efforts, commends Shah’s appointment to CMS post.

In a recent announcement, CMS Administrator Seema Verma named Dr. Anand Shah, a radiation oncologist at the National Cancer Institute, as the new Senior Medical Advisor for Innovation at CMS. Dr. Shah’s appointment drew praise from healthcare industry leaders, including Primaris CEO Richard A. Royer, noting Dr. Shah’s previous stint as the chief medical officer at … Continued

National Wear Red Day: Primaris CEO is keynote for Missouri Million Hearts

As medical and public health professionals meet Friday in St. Louis to kick off American Heart Month with National Wear Red Day at the Missouri Million Hearts annual conference, Primaris CEO Richard A. Royer will be reminding attendees of the terrible toll of cardiovascular disease. “Heart disease and stroke are the top two causes of … Continued

Primaris redesigns, updates Quality Today blog

With an eye on improving user experience and providing a fresher look, Primaris has redesigned the Quality Today blog. The Quality Talk blog that showcases the Quality Talk podcast show notes is next in line for updating.  “This has been a great process and we’re so happy with the new look,” said Director of Marketing … Continued

AHQA lauds Lammert, other volunteers for workgroup service

The American Health Quality Association (AHQA) recently recognized workgroup volunteers for their “input, expertise, and service” in a response to a CMS notice aimed in part to reduce adverse drug events (ADE). Dana Lammert, a program manager at Primaris, was among the seven workgroup members recognized. Lammert has been  part of the Primaris team for … Continued

Primaris, AFMC partner to provide Security Risk Analysis services

Columbia, MO – Primaris, a Midwest-based healthcare consulting and services firm, will join with AFMC, an Arkansas quality improvement organization, to offer security risk analysis (SRA) services to its healthcare provider clients. All healthcare provider organizations that create, receive, maintain, or transmit electronic health information are subject to the HIPAA Security Rule. This rule requires … Continued

Primaris Partners with Healthmonix to Provide MIPS and ACO Reporting Solutions

Primaris and Healthmonix have joined forces to help healthcare providers meet and exceed new regulations that tie the quality of patient care to the payment for that care. The partnership between the two organizations provides an even stronger ability to help clinicians and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) succeed in reporting healthcare quality data for the … Continued