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Tag: socioeconomic status

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Reimagine, then reinvent health care delivery

March 1, 2021 / By Carole Cusack

Dealing with a pandemic this past year turned everything we thought we knew about life upside down, including health care. An already challenged industry was exposed for what it has […]

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Meaningful outcomes comparison requires risk adjustment, but the risk adjustment needs to achieve its purpose

July 24, 2019 / By Richard Fuller, MS

Risk adjustment is a correction applied in hospital performance measurement to account for the contribution of population characteristics that are beyond the control of the hospital. The effects of these […]

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Webinar: Tackle preventable readmissions and their penalties

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Quality expert Cheryl Manchenton explores ways to reduce readmissions penalties.

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An update on the Hospital Readmission Reduction program

October 10, 2018 / By Richard Fuller, MS

At the end of September, CMS posted the latest round of data supporting the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program. This is the first year of compliance with the direction of the […]

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Will hospital peer grouping by patient socioeconomic status fix the Medicare HRRP or create new problems?

March 21, 2018 / By Richard Fuller, MS

In this blog, we return to how socioeconomic status is accounted for when measuring patient outcomes. We have actively participated in the debate on how to identify potentially preventable readmissions […]

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Risk adjustment – the soft underbelly of healthcare system reform

September 21, 2016 / By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

Last month, an article appeared in Modern Healthcare lauding the achievement of New York’s Bellevue Hospital in reducing readmissions to their facility. The article raised a number of issues relating […]

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Pediatric Readmissions and New Proposed NQF Measures

April 30, 2014 / 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 pediatric conditions (#2393) and the other to lower respiratory infections […]

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Payment policy bias against high Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH)

March 10, 2014 / 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). These included issues of stability (and efficiency) due to dealing with […]