Direct Difference

Direct Difference

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Direct Difference Delivered Timely, Accurate Data Abstraction in support of UCLA Ronald Reagan’s participation in the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative. UCLA received a Certificate of Achievement with a Three Star Rating! For more information about SVS/VQI, please go to Ask how we can help with your VQI data by clicking here.
Direct Difference Accurate Data Abstraction for UCLA Ronald Reagan Med Ctr Certificate of Achievement Award. Direct Difference is the DIFFERENCE.
Direct Difference is the nation’s leading health care management consulting firm. We’re also the first company to specialize in the field of data abstraction and core measure for health care.

No company has more experience than us. We are driven by our passion to achieve excellence, expertise, and experience. We are guided by our long-standing mission to deliver the highest performance standards. We achieve these goals by combining our vast knowledge of the industry with a personal, hands-on approach to excellence. Since 1998, we have served the hospital and health care services community with cost-efficient and productive outsourcing and consulting that consistently achieves unsurpassed results.

A 22-year track record of excellence in data abstraction. The highest CMS accuracy scores possible in the industry. Lowest data abstraction and core measures costs overall. Our track record in data abstraction and core measures speaks for itself. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive outsourced abstraction services, as well as unsurpassed knowledge of core measures and hospital administration.

Credit these achievements to our distinguished team. Each of our abstractors must have accumulated a minimum of three years Core Measure experience. In addition, they are required to keep abreast of current guidelines via online training webinars, and must maintain 95% or higher IRR scores. Not surprisingly, our team has garnered the highest CMS accuracy scores possible. Our unsurpassed knowledge of abstraction guidelines can have far-reaching applications. Recently, members of our staff were called upon to serve as expert witnesses in a landmark court case heard in Washington, DC.

Despite the proven excellence of our services, Direct Difference offers the lowest overall abstraction costs, primarily because we charge by the chart. As a result, our costs often are 30% to 50% lower than those of competitors.

Many of our executive members are highly respected for their leadership and mastery of health care administration and management. They have knowledge and expertise to implement new protocols that allow you to make hospital-wide changes; modifications that consistently benchmark significant increases in core measures scores and productivity.

Expertise also means that we take a personal interest in every step of our evolving relationship with you. As our client, you’ll see us do things like one-on-one interaction on all aspects of planning and implementation – with an assigned senior consultant who is personally responsible for seamless transitions and processes. We will also bring along a performance team that concentrates on resourcing the highest quality results attainable.



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