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3M Commentary

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…

Research Study

Geographic Variation in Hospital Admission Rates in the Medicare Population

With Richard Averill, MS, Richard Fuller, MS, Ron Mills, PhD

Health care expenditures continue to steadily increase with hospital stays making up about one-third of health care expenditures. A well-functioning…

3M Commentary

It’s still about the prices

By Matt Gallivan

Health economist Uwe Reinhardt famously declared in 2003 that if you want to address higher spending on health care in…

3M Commentary

Care That’s Fair – Reducing racial disparities in health care

By Matt Gallivan

During this period of renewed reflection concerning inequality in America, we must admit that our health care system continues to…

3M Commentary

COVID-19, care homes and infection management: It’s time for outcomes measures

By Richard Fuller, MS

In a prior blog, we highlighted the results of our research into patient outcomes, potentially preventable admissions (PPAs) and emergency…


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…

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…


Florida: Analysis of Potentially Preventable Healthcare Events of Medicaid Enrollees

Published by the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration This report uses data from July 2016 to June…


Hospice Care Research: An Analysis of End-of-Life Costs for Terminally Ill Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Cancer Patients

Published by the Society of Actuaries, October 2018,  by William Bednar, Joshua Axene, Richard Liliedahl, MD Research report analyzing the…

3M Commentary

A national quality strategy relentlessly pursuing improvement of eight outcomes: Is now the time?

By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

Everyone, except for the measurement industry, seems to agree that we have too many metrics1 for measuring performance. An increasing…


Mississippi: Cost Effectiveness Study Report for Coordinated Access Network (MississippiCAN)

Published by the State of Mississippi Office of the Governor, Division of Medicaid by Myers and Stauffer, Certified Public Accountants…

Journal Article

Epidemiology of pediatric hospitalizations at general hospitals and freestanding children’s hospitals in the United States

Published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine by JoAnna K. Leyenaar, MD, MPH, MSc, Shawn L. Ralston, MD, MA, MS, …