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Tag: risk adjustment

Podcast

Good intentions and unintended consequences: A look at healthcare policy

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Sometimes ideas for healthcare reform can morph into problematic policies that inadvertently drive up costs and erode quality. What happens…

3M Commentary

A look at what’s not working in U.S. health care

By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Good ideas can morph into problematic policies that drive up costs and erode quality. Take diabetes as an example. We…

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…

Journal Article

Validation of the All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Group (APR-DRG) risk of mortality and severity of illness modifiers as a measure of perioperative risk

Published in the Journal of Medical Systems, March 2018,  by McCormick PJ, Lin HM, Deiner SG, Levin MA. The…

3M Commentary

Pay for better risk-adjusted outcomes and let’s cut down on waste

By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

While Congress is finding it difficult to reach consensus on how to improve health care in the United States, the…

White Paper

Accuracy of Claims-Based Risk Scoring Models

Published by Society of Actuaries (SOA) by Geof Hileman, FSA, MAAA, Spenser Steele The Society of Actuaries is pleased to…

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

Innovative payment models for complex populations

By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

In developing our classification tools we are continually called upon to make judgement calls on the relative clinical complexity of…

Journal Article

Adjusting Population Risk for Functional Health Status

With Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

Published in Population Health Management by Richard L. Fuller, John S. Hughes, and Norbert I. Goldfield Risk adjustment accounts for…

Journal Article

Comparison of the Properties of Regression and Categorical Risk-Adjustment Models

With Richard Fuller, MS, Richard Averill, MS, John Muldoon, Jack Hughes, MD

Published in the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management by Richard L. Fuller, MS, Richard F. Averill, MS, John H. Muldoon,…

3M Commentary

Predictive models and population health risk: Payment (part one)

By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

In this blog we take a look at risk-adjustment models used in population health. There are two related but distinct…

Journal Article

Risk adjusting survival outcomes in hospitals that treat patients with cancer without information on cancer stage

Published by JAMA Oncology by David G. Pfister, MD; David M. Rubin, BS; Elena B. Elkin, PhD, MPA; Ushma S. …