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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…

Journal Article

Healthcare Payment System Reform: Improving Care and Reducing Costs By Focusing on Quality Outcomes

A review of healthcare payment system reform, both at the federal and state level.…

3M Commentary

Risk adjustment – the soft underbelly of healthcare system reform

By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

Last month, an article appeared in Modern Healthcare lauding the achievement of New York’s Bellevue Hospital in reducing readmissions to…

3M Commentary

Why CMS needs to get the hospital-acquired complication policy right

By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

In our March blog, we highlighted some of the challenges with the CMS Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP). In…