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Tag: Quality

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The continuing critical importance of reducing potentially preventable readmissions

By Gerald Tracy

This year, much attention is appropriately being focused on improving health equity—both in access and quality of care provided. True…

3M Commentary

Payment and quality reform for mental health and substance abuse care: The time is now (part 2)

By Dawn Weimar, RN

In my last blog, I discussed mental health and substance abuse (MHSA) payment and quality in the midst of…

3M Commentary

Payment and quality reform for mental health and substance abuse care: The time is now

By Dawn Weimar, RN

We have heard the adage: “The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes but expecting a different result.” …

3M Commentary

Look beyond pricing to understand health care value

By Megan Carr

As a mom of four growing (and constantly eating) boys, I’m always trying to find ways to manage our grocery…

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Linking quality to financial outcomes: The foundation for value

By Dawn Weimar, RN

Many Medicaid programs, health plans, and ACOs are looking for new strategies to offset tight budgets. COVID-19 has dealt severe…

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

The Florida Medicaid approach to quality improvement in managed care

By Richard Fuller, MS

One of the fundamental objectives of Medicaid programs contracting out their sizeable budgets to managed care companies is to improve…

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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…

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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…

White Paper

White Paper: Medicaid value-based care: Best practice strategies for success

Discussion of five best practices that help Medicaid agencies transition toward value-based care.…

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Five-Star Hospital Compare: a one-star endeavor

By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

In this month’s blog we return to a recurring theme—the issues related to risk adjustment and performance measurement. More specifically,…

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Reconciling different visions of our healthcare system

By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

The conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer opined in a recent Washington Post editorial: “The Democrats will eventually push to junk…