The Comprehensive Primary Care initiative has been testing whether paying practices to deliver advanced primary care through better coordination improves health outcomes and saves money.
How the use of evidence-based guidelines, duration tables and analytics drive value-based success for providers, employers, patients and payers.
Nearly a third of physicians could be exempt from Medicare's new Merit-based Incentive Payment System under a final rule the CMS issued Friday. The CMS also signaled it would broaden the opportunities for physicians to participate in alternative models.
The more than 3 million people receiving home and community-based services are not protected by national quality measures. As the nation's elderly population grows, the National Quality Forum is pushing to create standards that use data and measure outcomes.
Medical-device maker St. Jude Medical is warning doctors and patients about a rare battery defect in some of its implantable heart devices that can cause them to fail much earlier than expected.
Modern Healthcare recently asked four past honorees to share their perspective about where healthcare was when they were chosen as an Up & Comer and where they see it going. Hear what David Entwistle, class of 2008, and Warner Thomas, class of 2006, have to say.
Modern Healthcare recently asked four past honorees to share their perspective about where healthcare was when they were chosen as an Up & Comer and where they see it going. Hear what Dr. Donald Berwick, class of 1987, and Marna Borgstrom, class of 1992, have to say.
The CMS tapped a community-based quality improvement organization to help IHS overhaul the quality of care at its hospitals, where federal inspections have uncovered serious problems.
DRG Code Study Illuminates Need for Coordinated Length of Stay Reduction Programs in Acute Care, Ambulatory Settings
Despite what might be described as gains in the treatment of patients hospitalized with sepsis, the diagnosis of this potentially life-threatening complication remains one of the single largest opportunities for reducing length of stay for inpatients. Sepsis or severe sepsis was among the 10...
State regulators and the Detroit Medical Center have agreed to bring in a consultant to ensure that surgical instruments are clean and sterile.
“We already have too many small hospitals with low volume, poor outcomes and 'hobbyist' surgeons who do a handful of procedures per year,” said Jon Skinner, a professor of economics at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. “One thing we know is that low...
The panel, which advises Congress on Medicare spending, will develop its own quality measures and a corresponding payment structure.