HDD is dedicated to providing insight and stimulating discussion on all aspects of healthcare and healthcare data analytics. We want to deliver relevant content to give you our point of view on best practices, lessons learned and successful strategies.

Check out a list of upcoming and recorded webinars, delivered in a quick and easy format from our experienced healthcare experts.

What to Expect

HDD webinars last 45-50 min and include an audio presentation and a visual slide deck for attendees using GotoWebinar.  The webinar series is hosted by an HDD Principal, and features a rotating guest presenter with expert knowledge of the U.S. Healthcare industry.  PDF handouts of the slides presented are available to registered attendees, and a recording of both the audio and visual presentations of all past webinars is available on our website through GotoWebinar.

Quality Practices of a Top Performing Plan

September 17, 2020

Just to keep up with the ever increasing needs and requirements in today’s health care landscape, health plans must continually review and enhance their quality improvement efforts. Getting to the top is half the effort, as staying there in the face of a pandemic is a true test of a health plan’s ability to assess, plan, and implement. Learn from UCare’s story, how they achieved excellence, and how they plan to remain a top performing health plan. 

HEDIS® Changes for Next Year, MY2020

August 05, 2020

How are the latest changes to HEDIS measures likely to affect your rates? Changes related to how medical care is being delivered now in the face of COVID-19, have been added to the regular rounds of new, retired, changed, and clarified measures. The short and long term planning and interventions needed to adapt to the current landscape for high-quality HEDIS reporting. Health Data Decisions will talk about the likely implications of the major changes and what you can expect moving forward.

What you can plan to take away:

•  A summary of key changes to the new MY2020 tech specs

•  Implications these changes may have on your rates

•  Insight into the connection between HEDIS measures and clinical reality

•  How measure changes fit into Stars and other required reporting programs

HEDIS® is a registered trademark of the NCQA.

Using Clinical Data to Close Gaps and Improve Quality and Risk Adjustment Outcomes. In Partnership with Diameter Health

June 24, 2020

In today’s ever-changing landscape and moving goal posts, health plans must continue to enhance and improve their approach to acquiring, translating, and utilizing clinical data. Join us for a collaborative webinar between Health Data Decisions, Inc. and Diameter Health to learn the best practices to keep pace with your competition.


What you can plan to take away:

1) Strategies for evaluating the health of the clinical data you already have

2) An understanding of clinical data translation from disparate formats to a single, unified one

3) Usage of clinical data to close gaps via Supplemental data (HEDIS®) or in your Risk Adjustment suspecting

4) Guidelines for acquiring high-value clinical data and identifying the best sources to go after

Want better Quality and Risk scores? Clean clinical data can get you there. In partnership with Intersytems Inc.

April 22, 2020

In the ever-shifting health care environment, payers are looking to provide better care for their members, improve revenue, and increase operational efficiency. A cornerstone of that strategy is improving HEDIS®/Stars performance as well as optimizing your Risk Adjustment revenue. Getting high-quality, clean, curated clinical data from your provider network provides that advantage. Learn how a clinical data integration strategy and a prioritized plan for acquisition can both streamline the quality reporting process, as well as improve your overall quality and risk scores.


What you can plan to take away:

1. Learn the fundamentals of establishing a clean clinical data pipeline to your health plan

2. How to build a prioritized plan to acquire the most valuable data first

3. How to quantify the downstream impacts that additional clinical data can bring to your organization

Chart Chase Tracking: How to make your MRR project a success.

February 12, 2020

Every year, the Medical Record Review season for HEDIS® and Risk Adjustment present new and different challenges. Optimize your results by establishing a strong tracking and monitoring process and develop a plan for when things don’t go as expected. HDD will discuss strategies for refining your chase approach throughout the season and what you should be thinking about now to prepare for next season. HDD’s chart chase optimization approach is vendor and process agnostic and will help you laser focus your retrieval efforts. Watch the recording to learn about best practices in project governance, the signals to look for that may indicate you are heading in the wrong direction, and strategies to get back on track.

Stars 2021 Changes

January 15, 2020

What can you expect to be the same and what will be different for Stars 2021? Although CMS has put out a number of communications about Stars 2021 requirements, there has not been a single all-encompassing preview document like in prior years. As we await final notices, we can use the information provided thus far to help guide our work. Join HDD to make sure you are best prepared for the HEDIS season!

HDD Consulting Services Include:

  • Quality/Risk Program Assessments

  • Data Cleansing & Validation Solutions

  • Implementation Support

  • Custom Predictive Analytics

  • HEDIS Stars/Rate Dash-boarding

  • Revenue Reconciliation and Forecasting

  • CAHPS and HOS Improvement

  • HEDIS and Risk Operational Outsourcing

Making Chart Review More Efficient - Chasing the Right Charts

December 11, 2018

Achieving the highest rates for HEDIS® hybrid measures doesn't just mean ensuring the highest quality of care. It also means getting the right chart to abstract. This webinar will review the logic used to create chases and provide tips for efficient chart review.

HEDIS® Update-More Changes

November 06, 2018

NCQA has released the October Update, HDD has completed some analysis of results, and other stakeholders have released their specifications. This webinar is an update of the HEDIS® Changes webinar to review changes in more detail.

Supplemental Data

October 09, 2018

As the data requirements of HEDIS® measures become even more complex, the need for supplemental data becomes stronger. There are new sources to explore for 2019. Learn about supplemental data sources and how to integrate them for HEDIS® reporting. 

Chart Chase Customization

September 04, 2018

The best time to start thinking about chart chasing is when memories of 2018 are still fresh. No extra time is coming. Use this year’s successes and failures to plan for 2019. Start building your foundation now.  During this webinar, you will learn key steps you can take to prepare for 2019. 

Changes to HEDIS® 2019

July 31, 2018

What will the changes to HEDIS® 2019 actually mean? This session will cover an overview of the updates along with information on what the implications to rates and review process might be.

The Quality Improvement Season - Targeting Next Year's Rates

June 12, 2018

As HEDIS® reporting winds down, the work to improve quality ramps up. This session is a review of quality and measurement improvement activities that can have a positive effect on next year’s results.

June 12, 2018 3-4pm EDT

HEDIS® 2018 Changes

September 22, 2017

Review key changes in HEDIS® 2018. Health Data Decisions will provide likely

implications along with a summary of the general guideline and measure changes.

Monitoring and Reporting of HEDIS® Status and Results

February 15, 2017

Strategies and techniques for tracking your HEDIS® projects throughout the season.  We will discuss assessing and tracking rate targets, tracking chart chase, modeling and simulations, trending.

Explaining HEDIS® and Quality Management to Providers

January 11, 2017

Methods to communicate to providers about the importance and use of HEDIS® and health plan quality management work.

Chart Chase Logic

December 07, 2016

Methods for ensuring the most accurate and efficient targeting of locations for chart review.  Includes a discussion of how to create custom logic. 

Supplemental Data Sources

November 02, 2016

Review supplemental data sources and discuss new approaches for 2017. Discuss data integration best practices and pitfalls.

HEDIS® Data Validation

September 01, 2016

Profiling your data to better understand potential gap areas prior to running your HEDIS® measures. 

HEDIS® Changes for 2017

August 25, 2016

A summary of the changes coming with HEDIS® 2017, including the expected impact on rates and review processes.

Quality Improvement Activities to Affect Next Year’s HEDIS® Rates

July 27, 2016

A review of measures and activities that can have a positive effect on next year’s rates.

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HEDIS® is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)