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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

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

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

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…

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

Pediatric Readmissions and New Proposed NQF Measures

By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

Since February 2014, the National Quality Forum has solicited comments on two proposed pediatric readmission measures, one pertaining to all…

3M Commentary

Payment policy bias against high Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH)

By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

In its June 2013 report to Congress, MedPAC offered ways to refine the CMS Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP).…