QMS Quality Baseline Assessment
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The QMS Quality Baseline Assessment

The QMS Quality Baseline Assessment includes an on-site QMS Practice Review at all the practices within the CCG. 

  Practice report and recommendations

Following a review of the audit results from QMS software, practices receive a written report and recommendations and presentation of the results to the practice team as required. This includes:

  • Analysis of age-sex standardised prevalence rates
  • Comparison with actual prevalence against expected prevalence
  • Identification of data quality issues
  • Review of performance by practice on key quality indicators:
    o QOF,
    o DES, LES,
    o Childhood immunisations and screening programme
    o Bespoke local KPIs
  • Identification opportunities to improve patient care
  • Identification opportunities to improve data quality
  • Identification opportunities to maximise practice income

 Improve patient care

QMS Quality and Baseline Assessment Service can support the practice to improve patient care through:

  • Identification of patients missing from disease registers to improve patient care
  • Identification of patients that are missing key quality targets, and performance indicators
  • Identification of patients due screening interventions, for example
    o Childhood immunisations
    o Flu immunisations
    o NHS Health Check

 Improve data quality

QMS Quality and Baseline Assessment Service can support the practice to improve data quality through:

  • Identification of coding discrepancies
  • Identification of patients missing from disease registers
  • Identification of patients where interventions have been completed, but not coded correctly
  • Identification of patients with inaccurate codes, for example, asthmatics on treatment whose notes contain ‘asthma resolved’ code

 Increase practice income

In addition to the clear benefits for patients, the Quality Baseline Assessment generally produces significant financial benefits for the practice:

  • Increased recorded prevalence increases practice income
  • Identify patients missing targets through incorrect coding and generate income from DES, QOF, LES, immunisation and screening programmes
  • Estimations for every practice of financial benefits of improving data quality
  • On average, the Quality Baseline Assessment identifies £1 per registered patient of potential additional practice income

  • For more information about the QMS Contract and Performance Monitoring Service click here
  • For more information about the QMS Practice Review click here 
  • For more information about the QMS Practice Focus Software click here 
  • For more information about our approach to Information Governance click here