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Tag: Readmissions

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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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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…

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An essential next step for healthcare reform: Ensuring the future of safety net institutions

By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

In the past few weeks, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an article and the National Academies…

Report

Indiana: External Quality Review of Indiana’s Hoosier Healthwise Program and Healthy Indiana Plan for the Review Year Calendar Year 2014

Published by Burns & Associates Inc. Health Policy Consultants As the state agencies responsible for Indiana’s Medicaid program, the Family…

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Increasingly disproportionate penalties in the Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP)

By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

We have discussed payment adjustment for readmission measures in previous blogs. In those blogs, we focused upon risk-adjustment, preventability and…

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Minnesota: An Introductory Analysis of Potentially Preventable Health Care Events

Published by the Minnesota Department of Health Minnesota’s health care system, when compared to the U.S. overall, is viewed as…

Journal Article

Value-Based Purchasing Rewards and Penalties

With Richard Fuller, MS

Published in Academia by Graham Atkinson, Richard Fuller   The Medicare program is now adjusting the payments to hospitals under its…

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Study Validates the Value and Utility of Risk-Adjustment for Stratifying Complex Patients

By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

Introduction by Norbert Goldfield, MD, and Richard Fuller Increasing value, or more precisely, improving outcomes from health care spending, a

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Incorporating socioeconomic factors into payment adjustment – you get what you pay for but what do you want?

By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

When talking with practitioners at the sharp end of health care there is concern about the unintended results of policies…

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Big Data and Clinical Meaning

By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

Read any healthcare journal or newsletter and you’re likely to find a discussion about “big data.” As industry experts weigh…

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Clinical Categorical vs. Regression Based: Understanding classification system fundamentals

By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

Increasingly, policymakers are focusing on outcomes as the ultimate goal of health care delivery. We’re pleased to see this trend…

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Readmission Perspectives Part Two: Warranty Rewards for Improved Readmission Rates

By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

Two separate articles on readmission policy by Drs. Ashish Jha and Robert Berenson, recently published in the New England Journal…