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3M Commentary

COVID-19, care homes and infection management: It’s time for outcomes measures

By Richard Fuller, MS

In a prior blog, we highlighted the results of our research into patient outcomes, potentially preventable admissions (PPAs) and emergency…

Report

Maryland: Final Recommendation for the Hospital Acquired Conditions Program for Rate Year 2021

Published by the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission, March 2019.  Maryland’s Quality programs must measure and reward better quality…

3M Commentary

Meaningful outcomes comparison requires risk adjustment, but the risk adjustment needs to achieve its purpose

By Richard Fuller, MS

Risk adjustment is a correction applied in hospital performance measurement to account for the contribution of population characteristics that are…

3M Commentary

Data can show us many things, not all of them real…

By Richard Fuller, MS

Modern Healthcare recently published another article questioning the utility of the CMS hospital readmission reduction program (HRRP). The article used…

Journal Article

Will Hospital Peer Grouping by Patient Socioeconomic Status Fix the Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction Program or Create New Problems?

With Richard Fuller, MS, Jack Hughes, MD, Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Averill, MS

Published by the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, April 2018.  In 2016 the U.S. Congress directed…

3M Commentary

ICD-10-PCS stocktaking discussion at the September C&M meeting

By Rhonda Butler

Classification systems like ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS are all about trade-offs—balancing the ongoing need for new levels of detail with the…

3M Commentary

An update on the Hospital Readmission Reduction program

By Richard Fuller, MS

At the end of September, CMS posted the latest round of data supporting the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program. This is…

3M Commentary

The need to validly compare nursing home quality across state lines

By Richard Fuller, MS

June and July saw a flurry developments highlighting the challenges with the five star nursing home compare ranking system. In…

Report

An Analysis of Real Price Effects Resulting from Charge Setting Practices in the U.S. Hospital Sector

With Richard Fuller, MS

Published by the JKTG Foundation for Health and Policy, 2018,  by Richard Fuller, MS In this issue paper we focus…

Report

Mandated report: The effects of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

Published by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission To encourage hospitals to reduce preventable readmissions, CMS began to publicly report hospital-level…

3M Commentary

Mortality measures: Back from the dead….

By Richard Fuller, MS

Within the CMS proposed rule for FY2019 published at the end of April, there is a proposal to consolidate and…

3M Commentary

Will hospital peer grouping by patient socioeconomic status fix the Medicare HRRP or create new problems?

By Richard Fuller, MS

In this blog, we return to how socioeconomic status is accounted for when measuring patient outcomes. We have actively participated…