Primaris offers core measures abstraction solutions grounded in deep subject-matter expertise. The Columbia, Mo.-based healthcare firm has doubled its client base since last year as more hospitals recognize the value of expert abstraction services.
Reasons new clients have said they turned to Primaris include:
• More measures. CMS-mandated quality-measure reporting has increased in volume and complexity over the last few years. In 2013 alone, hospitals have relied on Primaris to reliably and accurately abstract newly mandated Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), Stroke, Perinatal Care – Elective Delivery and Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) measure sets.
• More efficient use of resources. Hospitals said they are beginning to realize the potential in improving clinical documentation and, ultimately, patient outcomes. In doing this, they can now divert scarce staff resources to prospective quality improvement programs – delegating the “back office” record abstraction duties to an expert with deep experience and expertise across multiple hospital environments.
• Better returns on investment. Under increasing revenue pressure, Hospitals are applying cost-benefit analyses to the abstraction function and finding significant value in outsourcing. This is especially true for hospitals in high-wage markets or with a greater number of quality staff with seniority.
Primaris’ high growth rate stems from its reputation for quality work and outstanding service earned by serving present clients. Primaris has 100% client retention. For more information, contact Robbin Smith at 1-800-735-6776 or coremeasures@