The proposed 2015 rules for Medicare B payments add a dozen new quality measures and patient outcome-based metrics, including unplanned admissions for patients with diabetes, heart failure, or multiple chronic conditions. >>>
The CEO of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education calls Missouri's move to license assistant physicians "precedent-setting and very concerning on a number of fronts." >>>
A shift in methodology emphasizes patient safety, reduces the weight of an organization's reputation, and uses better data for more objective assessments, says U.S. News & World Report. >>>
The Senate Finance Committee hears testimony and is expected to examine in the coming months possible solutions to the problems posed by chronic disease care, which accounts for 93 percent of all Medicare spending. >>>
Hospitals are among the most dangerous places to work and there are high costs associated with injured workers, but hospitals and health systems can strategically reduce the risk of injury to staff. >>>
ProMedica CFO Alan Sattler talks strategies for dealing with the financial pressures on the non-profit system, including its focus on community-based population health efforts that strive to meet patients' basic needs as well as their healthcare requirements. >>>
A quality measure in CMS's 2015 Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule would count instances of Medicare beneficiaries seeking hospital treatment for adverse events related to outpatient colonoscopies. >>>
Which quality metrics matter most? What's the best way to assign quality responsibilities? How can the EHR be better aligned with clinical processes to strengthen quality? From continuous improvement techniques to care models, this report provides the answers to these and many other questions.
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