Clinical and Economic Research

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Topic

Quality Measurement

Research Study

Inpatient Quality Outcome Performance and Population Resource Utilization

With Richard Averill, MS, Ron Mills, PhD

This 3M Clinical and Economic Research report focuses on the four Quality Outcome Performance Measures (QOPMs) that relate to hospital…

Research Study

Geographic Variation in Hospital Quality Performance in Medicare by Disease and Procedure Categories

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

Research Study

Financial Impact of Geographic Variation in Hospital Quality Performance in Medicare

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

In a major new research study from 3M Clinical and Economic Research, 3M healthcare policy experts evaluate variation in inpatient…

3M Commentary

A language of value

By Richard Averill, MS

As the debate over healthcare reform intensifies, affordability will be a central issue. The high cost of health care can…

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…

Report

Rhode Island: Potentially Preventable Readmissions Related to Behavioral Health

Published by State of Rhode Island Department of Health, 2019.  Using 3M’s standard, clinically-based methodology, HealthFacts RI has found that…

Report

Texas: Hospital Quality-based Potentially Preventable Events Program

Published by Texas Health and Human Services Potentially preventable events are encounters, which could be prevented, that lead to unnecessary…

Report

Rhode Island: Potentially Preventable Emergency Room Visits

Published by State of Rhode Island Department of Health, 2019. While Rhode Island emergency rooms provide vital services to our…

Report

Ohio: Potentially Preventable Readmissions Report Card for Managed Care Plans

Published by Ohio Department of Medicaid The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) has implemented a healthcare quality initiative based on…

Report

Ohio: Potentially Preventable Readmissions Hospital Report Card

Published by Ohio Department of Medicaid The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) has implemented a healthcare quality initiative based on…

Report

MedPAC: Hospital inpatient and outpatient services

Published by MedPAC, March 2019.   In 2017, the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) program paid 4,700 hospitals $190 billion consisting of $119…

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…