The new year is upon us: Are you ready for the 2019 Value-Based Purchasing Program? Eric Sorenson and Cheryl Manchenton will help you get up to speed.
I did NOT enjoy the disco years, but as I was thinking about this blog, a song lyric popped into my head: “How deep is your love…I really need to […]
When it comes to reducing Hospital Associated Infections (HAIs), where should your organization focus its efforts?
Late one night this April, my good friend and work associate finds it so difficult to breathe she wakes her husband to drive her to Emergency. One day she’s on […]
Independent Hospitals Pricing Authority released important information regarding its Pricing Framework for 2017-18.
A recent article in the journal Medical Care examines the validity of AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) and CMS Hospital-acquired Conditions (HACs) given the growing reliance of these measures for […]
In our March blog, we highlighted some of the challenges with the CMS Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP). In that blog, we alluded to similar design flaws that are present […]
Undertstanding the impact of CDI on quality measures is critical to understanding value-based care. 3M’s Cheryl Manchenton offers specific examples in this webinar.
Thinking about all of the various quality initiatives currently out there or under development, I can’t help but think about what we DO with all of this information. Certainly accuracy […]
Blog post by Krysten Brooks, RN, BSN, MBA Hospitals across the country have launched a wide-range of initiatives to reduce hospital-acquired conditions (HACs), but despite their efforts, a quarter of the […]
My first epiphany at the 3M Client Experience Summit this week came ten minutes into the first client presentation I attended. Here it is: There is a simple approach to […]
Since 2009, the State of Maryland has operated a pay-for-performance program, the Maryland Hospital-Acquired Conditions Program. According to an article in the December issue of Health Affairs, the Maryland program […]