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									                                                    Tasks
                         State Consumer Health Information and Policy Advisory Council
                         (Formerly the Comprehensive Health Information System)
                   Health Care Facility/Ambulatory Surgery Data Technical Workgroup



                                                Tasks                                                 Status


24-Aug-06 1.    Report the top 50 ambulatory procedures for each, freestanding and       1.   Agenda item for October
                hospital based facilities, and provide counts by age group.                   19th meeting (Tab E3)




           2.   Provide disclaimer on website regarding specialty ambulatory centers and 2.   Completed
                why the procedure volumes for these facilities may be higher.




           3.   Expand workgroup to include representatives from emergency               3.   Appointed Dr. John
                departments, local health centers, and federal health centers.                Stimler from the Florida
                                                                                              College of Emergency
                                                                                              Physicians, August 2006


           4.    Include Children’s Hospital Workgroup on the October agenda to hear     4.   Dr. Michael Epstein will
                recommendations on pediatric information on website.                          present recommendations
                                                                                              at the October 19th
                                                                                              meeting ( Tab B)


           5.   Research status of implementation of ER diversion programs.              5.   Currently researching




 27-Jul-06 1.   Appoint members from the Florida College of Emergency Physicians and     1.   Appointed Dr. John
                consumer groups to serve on the workgroup.                                    Stimler from the Florida
                                                                                              College of Emergency
                                                                                              Physicians, August 2006


           2.   Send out information regarding the press release for                     2.   Completed
                FloridaCompareCare.gov




           3.   Ask Barbara Rudolph (NAHDO) to present information regarding minimum 3.       Agenda item for future
                case reporting and send the workgroup the minimum case document               meeting
                published by her organization.




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                                                    Tasks
                         State Consumer Health Information and Policy Advisory Council
                         (Formerly the Comprehensive Health Information System)
                  Health Care Facility/Ambulatory Surgery Data Technical Workgroup



                                                Tasks                                                     Status


27-Jul-06 4.   Follow up with Kim Streit regarding whether critical access hospitals are     4.   AHCA will consider
               included in the CMS SIP data. Contact Denise Love about displaying the             mandatory CMS SIP data
               data.                                                                              for reporting of SIP data.




          5.   Make a presentation to the workgroup for the new research tool on             5.   Agenda item for October
               FloridaHealthStat                                                                  19th meeting




          6.   Report the number of pages each visitor on the websites are utilizing, if     6.   Agenda item for August
               possible.                                                                          24th meeting (Tab-C)




          7.   Report the number of visitors to the websites by day and include              7.   Agenda item for August
               information regarding the visits pertaining to the roll out of                     24th meeting (Tab-C)
               FloridaCompareCare.gov.




          8.   Create a wish list for the workgroup. This will be a working document.        8.   Agenda item for August
                                                                                                  24th meeting (Tab-C1)




          9.   Send list of adult and pediatric conditions to 3M that are published on the   9.   Completed
               website to determine what is appropriate for readmission calculations.




          10. Readmission rates will be calculated for 15 days and 30 days and               10. Agenda item for October
              tentatively presented at the September meeting for review and comment.             19th meeting
              Staff will work with 3M to accomplish the task as well as the human vs.
              hospital centric public reporting.


          11. Post NACHRI document regarding the AHRQ Pediatric Quality Indicators           11. Completed
              Assessment Project distributed at the meeting on the State Consumer
              Health Information and Policy's website.




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                                                   Tasks
                        State Consumer Health Information and Policy Advisory Council
                        (Formerly the Comprehensive Health Information System)
                  Health Care Facility/Ambulatory Surgery Data Technical Workgroup



                                               Tasks                                               Status


27-Jul-06 12. Add the number of ambulatory surgery centers with a volume of 30 or      12. Agenda item for August
               more visits by APG by age for review at the next meeting.                   24th meeting (Tab-D)




          13. Analyze the ambulatory data by facility type such as freestanding vs.    13. Agenda item for August
              hospitals.                                                                   24th meeting (Tab-D1
                                                                                           and Tab-D2)




          14. Compare the data for inpatient vs. outpatient procedures despite the     14. Currently researching
              differences in methodology.




          15. E-mail information regarding NAHDO conference                            15. Will email as soon as the
                                                                                           NAHDO agenda is
                                                                                           finalized




          16. Ask Dr. Robert Brooks to present report findings on Florida ambulatory   16. Future agenda item
              data as soon as possbile.




          17. Staff will work with Kim Streit and contact the Florida College of       17. Currently researching
              Emergency Physicians regarding selecting potentially preventable ER
              visits and provide volume data on the visits to the workgroup.




          18. Provide volume data for the top diagnoses in the Emergency Department    18. Agenda item for August
              database.                                                                    24th meeting (Tab-E)




20-Apr-06 1.   Appointment of member from Florida College of Emergency Physicians to 1.    Searching for member;
               Workgroup; Review membership list for possible removals due to lack of      Completed review of
               attendance                                                                  membership.




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                                                    Tasks
                         State Consumer Health Information and Policy Advisory Council
                         (Formerly the Comprehensive Health Information System)
                  Health Care Facility/Ambulatory Surgery Data Technical Workgroup



                                                 Tasks                                                    Status


20-Apr-06 2.   Revisions of Explanation of Results.                                          2.   Completed




          3.   Research of John Hopkins, Univ. of Miami and Harvard University's sites       3.   Completed
               as well as other post secondary and governmental websites; provide
               appropriate disclaimer that 'the Agency does not control the content
               available through these links and is not responsible for any
               misrepresentations contained therein.'

          4.   Updates to Project Listing.                                                   4.   Completed




          5.   Notice of CHIS AC Meeting on June 29th as Joint Website Meeting as            5.   Completed
               part of the 3M Potentially Preventable Readmissions discussion only.




          6.   Contact Barbara Rudolph at NAHDO for a future meeting to continue             6.   Will contact Barbara to
               discussion of the minimum number of cases for reporting.                           possibly present at July
                                                                                                  27th meeting.




          7.   Provide alternate dates for October meeting.                                  7.   Meeting changed to
                                                                                                  October 19th.




          8.   Add list of non-state operated facilities to add to disclaimer to website and 8.   Completed
               posters regarding facilities providing charge information.




          9.   Research statute verbiage regarding facilities providing charge               9.   Completed
               information within 7 days of their written request.




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                                                    Tasks
                         State Consumer Health Information and Policy Advisory Council
                         (Formerly the Comprehensive Health Information System)
                   Health Care Facility/Ambulatory Surgery Data Technical Workgroup



                                                Tasks                                                    Status


20-Apr-06 10. Add Pediatric discussion in Ambulatory Surgery Centers to a future            10. Will add this to the July
               agenda                                                                           27th meeting agenda




           11. On Website, identify which AHRQ version was utilized.                        11. Completed




           12. On the Hospital Performance Report, identify time period, do not include     12. Completed
               the cents, and review the format for the observed rate for the AHRQ
               mortality indicators.




           13. Recognize NAHDO and the Wisconsin Alliance regarding the                     13. Completed
               Complication Index on the website.




           14. In the Glossary on the website, denote that the Ambulatory Surgery           14. Completed
               Center data includes pediatrics.




           15. Notify WG members and CHIS AC members of the NAHDO conference in 15. Will notify members as
               December.                                                            soon as the date is closer
                                                                                    and confirmed.




           16. When providing new links on the website, if possible, make the link into a   16. Will work with vendor on
               new window.                                                                      incorporating this request.




23-Mar-06 1.   Obtain an update from Jeff Gregg on the CON Quality Outcomes for adult 1.        Spoke with Jeff Gregg
               open heart                                                                       and he stated there
                                                                                                should be update around
                                                                                                Labor Day.




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                                                   Tasks
                        State Consumer Health Information and Policy Advisory Council
                        (Formerly the Comprehensive Health Information System)
                  Health Care Facility/Ambulatory Surgery Data Technical Workgroup



                                               Tasks                                                    Status


23-Mar-06 2.   AHCA is working with 3M as the beta site for demonstration of             2.   Ongoing
               readmission data - will add as a future agenda item




          3.   Develop uniform language for public disclosure notice in health care      3.   Completed
               facilities




          4.   Research and request a brief presentation by University researchers       4.   Dr. Brooks is not working
               working with AHCA on Medicaid Reform. Potential researchers involved,          on the Choice Counseling
               Dr. Paul Duncan, UF and Dr. Bob Brooks, FSU-COM.                               contract with AHCA.
                                                                                              However, SCHS staff are
                                                                                              conducting ongoing
                                                                                              research for the FSU
          5.   Work with Kim Streit on revising the Website Workgroup Project List. Will 5.   Contract manager with
                                                                                              Completed
               also add 'Continue follow up with national and state standards for public
               reporting' to the Project List.




          6.   Review information from DOH on Disease Topics A-Z as a possible link to 6.     Completed
               website. Will also add to the Website Workgroup Project List.




          7.   Revise verbiage of Explanation of Results pages to present at the next    7.   Completed
               meeting.




          8.   Revise Roles, Affiliations, and Purpose document.                         8.   Completed




22-Feb-06 1.   Obtain an opinion from the General Counsel's office to determine how the 1.    Completed
               Sunshine Law affects the issue of restricting medical professionals, while
               in other workgroups within their professional organizations, from
               discussing common issues that may be considered by the CHIS. It was
               suggested that there be exemptions for this situation and requested that
               staff refer back to the General Counsel's office for further consideration,
               research, and opinion.




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                                                   Tasks
                        State Consumer Health Information and Policy Advisory Council
                        (Formerly the Comprehensive Health Information System)
                  Health Care Facility/Ambulatory Surgery Data Technical Workgroup



                                                Tasks                                                    Status


22-Feb-06 2.   Contact Russ Mardon, Ph.D., NCQA's Director of Analysis, to have him         2.   Will update workgroup
               review the FloridaCompareCare website and give AHCA feedback about                when feedback is
               the display of the performance measures.                                          received from Dr. Mardon.




          3.   AHCA Staff will revise the Explanation Page on the FloridaCompareCare 3.          Completed
               website to make the definitions and explanations more consumer friendly.
               Staff was also asked to determine the grade level in which the Explanation
               Page is currently written.


          4.   AHCA Staff will contact Jeff Gregg, AHCA, to determine if there are          4.   Completed
               additional hospital services information that can be included on the
               website.




          5.   AHCA Staff will work with Kim Streit to obtain a list of community teaching 5.    Completed
               hospitals with a residency program for possible display on the website.




          6.   AHCA Staff will review other State's display of performance data and how 6.       Completed
               they are ranking the data. The information will be presented to the
               workgroup.




          7.   AHCA Staff will give an overview of websites that should be considered       7.   Completed
               for linking to FloridaCompareCare.com for the purpose of providing
               consumers with additional health information (Healthline, Adam, Medline
               Plus websites).



25-Jan-06 1.   AHCA staff will work with vendor to provide physician's data to hospitals.   1.   This will be an agenda
                                                                                                 item for the Physician
                                                                                                 Workgroup.




          2.   AHCA staff will check with Jeff Greg, of AHCA's Facility Regulation          2.   Completed
               Bureau, to provide members with a clearer understanding of how
               hospitals are linked by services, and determine if it's possible for
               enhancements.




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                                                    Tasks
                         State Consumer Health Information and Policy Advisory Council
                         (Formerly the Comprehensive Health Information System)
                  Health Care Facility/Ambulatory Surgery Data Technical Workgroup



                                                Tasks                                                     Status


25-Jan-06 3.   AHCA staff will send the link to Norton Health Care to all of the Website   3.   Completed
               Workgroup members.




          4.   Provide a review of other state's websites, at each meeting, when           4.   Ongoing
               available, to gain perspective and gain ideas for Florida's websites.




          5.   Website Workgroup members recommended that the Public Relations             5.   Complete; Presented to
               Workgroup provide a better understanding of what's on the website,               PR Workgroup at their
               where information is located, how to find information, how items are             2/13/2006 meeting.
               linked, and focus on the sort options of the services list. Also, it was
               recommended that the Public Relations Workgroup review and push the
               website's survey in their marketing efforts.
 1-Dec-05 1.   AHCA staff will add a pediatric hospital representative to the workgroup.   1.   Completed




          2.   AHCA staff will work with Charles Milsted (AARP) to provide the             2.   Completed
               workgroup with feedback from AARP members regarding
               FloridaCompareCare.Gov




          3.   AHCA will present hospital data by APR-DRG by volume and the count of 3.         Complete
               facilities with greater than 30 discharges at the next meeting.




          4.   AHCA will present methodology for comparing and displaying facility         4.   Complete
               charge information.




24-Aug-05 1.   AHCA staff will modify the Secretary's message on the splash page for       1.   Completed
               FloridaHealthStat.com and improve the "Additional Information Section".




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                                                    Tasks
                         State Consumer Health Information and Policy Advisory Council
                         (Formerly the Comprehensive Health Information System)
                  Health Care Facility/Ambulatory Surgery Data Technical Workgroup



                                                  Tasks                                                        Status


24-Aug-05 2.   AHCA staff will prepare talking points and include the name and number          2.    Completed
               of AHCA's Press Secretary for the workgroup members.




          3.   AHCA staff will rerun the ambulatory data for surgical CPT codes only and 3.          Completed
               present the data at the next meeting.




          4.   AHCA staff will work with the contracted vendor on having a comment             4.    Ongoing
               section for hospitals to explain their reported data.




          5.   E-mail information regarding AHRQ's Quality Indicator Meeting and the           5.    Completed
               AHCA State Workshop on Public Reporting in September to the
               workgroup members and interested parties.




28-Jun-05 1.   A draft of the Long Range Plan will be e-mailed to the workgroup and            1.    Completed
               interested parties when completed.




          2.   AHCA staff will contact the State of Illinois, the State of Utah, and 3M to     2.    Completed
               ask for adjusting methods for ambulatory data.




          3.   AHCA staff will e-mail the article published on hospital profitability utilizing 3.   Completed
               1990 - 2000 HCUP data to workgroup members.




          4.   AHCA staff will incorporate recommended changes and display the mock            4.    Completed
               up of the FloridaHealthStat home page at the next meeting.




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                                                   Tasks
                        State Consumer Health Information and Policy Advisory Council
                        (Formerly the Comprehensive Health Information System)
                  Health Care Facility/Ambulatory Surgery Data Technical Workgroup



                                                Tasks                                                   Status


28-Jun-05 5.   AHCA staff will present data on the frequency of outpatient procedures at 5.     Completed
               the next meeting.




          6.   AHCA staff will present to the workgroup additional states that publish     6.   Completed
               mortality data.




          7.   AHCA staff will report the benchmarks utilized by other states for          7.   Completed
               identifying best performing hospitals. Screen shots of the benchmarks by
               each state will be presented at the next meeting.




22-Apr-05 1.   AHCA staff will e-mail the pharmacy website's final request for proposal to 1.   Completed and discussed
               the workgroup.                                                                   at the May 23, 2005
                                                                                                meeting.




          2.   AHCA staff will rerun the pediatric data (Select Quality Care procedure     2.   Completed
               and conditions) utilizing the appropriate age group.




          3.   AHCA staff will revise the guiding principles per the request of the        3.   Completed and adopted
               workgroup and present the final draft for adoption by the CHIS Advisory          guiding principles.
               Council.




          4.   Staff will present readmission data at the next meeting.                    4.   Completed and AHCA
                                                                                                staff presented the
                                                                                                information at the May 23,
                                                                                                2005 meeting.


          5.   Staff will present the AHRQ IQI guide at the next meeting with emphasis     5.   Completed and the
               on the warning flags for the IQIs.                                               contextual information for
                                                                                                the limitations of use was
                                                                                                discussed at the May 23,
                                                                                                2005 meeting.




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                                                    Tasks
                         State Consumer Health Information and Policy Advisory Council
                         (Formerly the Comprehensive Health Information System)
                  Health Care Facility/Ambulatory Surgery Data Technical Workgroup



                                                Tasks                                                      Status


29-Mar-05 1.   1. AHCA staff will calculate the percent of discharges for the Select        1.   Completed
               Quality Care volume data.




          2.   2. AHCA staff will design 7 icons (hospital and ambulatory surgery center, 2.     Completed and presented
               physician, health plan, pharmacy, locator, nursing home, and other health         at the May 23, 2005
               information) for FloridaHealthStat's home page. Narratives for the icons          meeting.
               will also be designed.


          3.   3. AHCA staff will display the volume data in descending order and           3.   Completed
               include the number of facilities with greater than 30 discharges. The info
               will be e-mailed to the workgroup.




          4.   4. Kim Streit (FHA) will work with AHCA staff to determine how AHCA can 4.        Ongoing
               report the type of services hospitals provide for display on
               FloridaHealthStat.com.




          5.   5. The Guiding Principles for Website Design will be revised by AHCA         5.   Completed and discussed
               staff and e-mailed to the workgroup before the April 22, 2005 meeting.            at the April 22, 2005
                                                                                                 meeting.




          6.   6. The Select Quality Care volume data will be sorted by frequency for       6.   Completed
               each category. The information will be e-mailed to the workgroup before
               the April 22, 2005 meeting.




 1-Mar-05 1.   AHCA staff will run the counts of the top 25 diagnoses and procedures for 1.      Completed and presented
               each of the MDCs. The staff will also run the volume data of the                  at the March 29, 2005
               conditions/procedures on the Wisconsin Pricepoint Check website. The              meeting.
               information will be reviewed by the workgroup for comments. The
               comments will be summarized and e-mailed to Beth Eastman (AHCA)
               before the next meeting.
          2.   AHCA staff will run the volume data for IQIs 1 - 7 and IQI 22 - 25 and will 2.    Completed and presented
               submit the information to the workgroup.                                          at the March 29, 2005
                                                                                                 meeting.




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                                                    Tasks
                         State Consumer Health Information and Policy Advisory Council
                         (Formerly the Comprehensive Health Information System)
                   Health Care Facility/Ambulatory Surgery Data Technical Workgroup



                                                Tasks                                                   Status


 1-Mar-05 3.    AHCA will provide links for the workgroup's review of geographic area    3.   Completed and the
                options for grouping data.                                                    geographic area options
                                                                                              were presented at the
                                                                                              March 29, 2005 meeting.


           4.   AHCA TASK: Kim Streit (FHA) will work with Carolyn Turner (AHCA) and     4.   CMS collects SIP data by
                Nancy Foster (AHA) to clarify CMS's type of SIP data collection.              type of procedure
                                                                                              however they do not post
                                                                                              the information.


           5.   AHCA TASK: Telly Buckles (AHCA) will present a redesigned mock up of 5.       Completed
                FloridaHealthStat website's front page, incorporating ideas from the group
                to make it consumer friendly.




                                       MEMBERS TASKS


24-Aug-06 1.     Ask Lisa Simpson to share AHRQ’s ED report with workgroup members.  1.       Pending




           2.   Workgroup will research community based health care provided in          2.   Pending
                Florida. Contact health plans, DOH, and federal centers to obtain
                information.




 27-Jul-06 1.   Dr. Lisa Simpson will provide workgroup members with the verbiage from   1.   Received, working on
                the national health survey                                                    incorporating into current
                                                                                              FCC Survey




           2.   Workgroup will determine how to display readmission data                 2.   Ongoing




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                                                   Tasks
                        State Consumer Health Information and Policy Advisory Council
                        (Formerly the Comprehensive Health Information System)
                  Health Care Facility/Ambulatory Surgery Data Technical Workgroup



                                                Tasks                                                  Status


27-Jul-06 3.   E-mail suggestions for improvement of the website to Beth Eastman.       3.   Ongoing




23-Mar-06 1.   Provide revised verbiage recommendations to Beth Eastman regarding       1    Completed; Agenda item
               Explanation of Results pages.                                                 for April 20th




22-Feb-06 1.   Workgroup members will send questions regarding the Florida Sunshine     1.   Waiting to receive
               Law policies and procedures to Penny Walker Bos.                              comments from
                                                                                             workgroup members.




          2.   Workgroup members will revisit and update the roles and purpose of their 2.   Completed at the March
               workgroup.                                                                    23, 2006 meeting




          3.   Workgroup members will e-mail Beth Eastman by March 10, 2006 with        3.   Completed
               suggestions for changes to the Explanation Page. Beth will summarize the
               comments and present them at the next meeting.




          4.   Workgroup members will e-mail suggestions on how to display              4.   Completed
               performance measures to Beth Eastman by March 10, 2006.




25-Jan-06 1.   Dr. Lisa Simpson will review the list of pediatric procedures and        1.   Completed
               conditions for discussion at the next meeting.




          2.   The workgroup members are to review other state's websites before the    2.   Ongoing
               next meeting and provide the Chair and Beth Eastman with comments
               and suggestions for features and other items of interest.




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                                                   Tasks
                        State Consumer Health Information and Policy Advisory Council
                        (Formerly the Comprehensive Health Information System)
                  Health Care Facility/Ambulatory Surgery Data Technical Workgroup



                                                Tasks                                                    Status


25-Jan-06 3.   Workgroup members are to provide a list of possible sites for links on the 3.     Completed
               website that will provide consumers with additional information.




          4.    Workgroup members will compare the survey questions on                      4.   Completed
               FloridaCompareCare with the national AHRQ health survey, and provide
               suggestions or recommendations.




          5.    Workgroup members will review the list of projects for the website and      5.   Completed
               submit their suggestions for how the list should be prioritized to Beth
               Eastman. Beth Eastman will review the suggestions and report back to
               the workgroup.



22-Apr-05 1.   Workgroup members will send their comments and suggestions about the 1.           Completed
               pharmacy website's request for proposal by April 29, 2005




1-Mar-05 1.    The workgroup members will submit a wish list of website items to AHCA. 1.        Completed and discussed
               AHCA staff will evaluate the wish lists to determine which items can              at the March 29, 2005
               currently be included on the website and which items will be considered           meeting.
               for future enhancements.


          2.   Workgroup members will read the AHRQ guidance handout and be                 2.   Workgroup members
               prepared to discuss the four questionable IQIs (IQI 22, 23, 24, and 25) at        discussed the
               the next meeting.                                                                 questionable IQIs at the
                                                                                                 March 29, 2005 meeting.


          3.   Workgroup members will send additional comments regarding website       3.        Completed and the
               design and complete the Health Care Facility Website Survey exercise by           incorporation of the
               Friday, March 4, 2005.                                                            workgroup's wish list for
                                                                                                 the web page and the
                                                                                                 comments received from
                                                                                                 the Health Care Facility
                                                                                                 Website Survey were




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