Primaris has been a pioneer of core measures work with the Joint Commission (TJC) since 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)


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

Global Inpatient Measures

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

Perinatal Care Measures 

  • Elective delivery
  • Cesarean birth
  • Antenatal steroids
  • Healthcare-associated BSI in newborns
  • Exclusive breast milk feeding

Inpatient Psychiatric Facility (Hospital-based)

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

Web-Based Measures

  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • High-Risk Colonoscopy
  • External Beam Radiotherapy
  • Cataracts


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

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


Reporting on a measure not listed? Reach out to us and ask! Working collaboratively with clients, we build and maintain the exact blend of chart abstraction and value-added services