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Tag: quality measures

Gina PernaGina Perna

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Review your most recent visit: How would you rate your health care quality?

Jan. 22, 2024 / By Gina Perna

Many of us are overloaded with requests to review recently purchased products and services, especially at the end of the year after the holidays! Often, reviewing product ratings is part […]

Matthew FerraraMatthew Ferrara

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A toolkit for monitoring the effectiveness of interventions to subpopulations

Feb. 13, 2023 / By Matthew Ferrara

A recent letter from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to State Medicaid directors reminded me again of the critical importance of data-driven decision making and outcomes measurement […]

Matthew FerraraMatthew Ferrara

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A perspective on measuring value

Sept. 21, 2022 / By Matthew Ferrara

Can health plan value be distilled down to a single score? Would it reveal anything meaningful and if so, how could that information be used? While working for Texas Medicaid, […]

Sandeep WadhwaSandeep Wadhwa

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Three questions with Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA: Medicare Advantage in 2022—Part 1

Jan. 6, 2022 / By Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA, Kelli Christman

I sat down with 3M Health Information Systems Global Chief Medical Officer Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA, to discuss new benefits for Medicare Advantage enrollees and the importance of accurate and […]

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How do you know a good doctor when you see one? The role of board certification

Oct. 6, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Physicians go through a lot of training: pre-med, medical school, internship, residence and some go on to further specialization in fellowships. It used to be that a physician would finish […]

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Quality measurement overload: Focusing on measures that matter

April 19, 2021 / By Travis Bias, DO, MPH, FAAFP

When I was a young primary care physician, all I wanted was more time to spend with my patients. Each day felt rushed, prodded by the fee-for-service system that incentivized […]

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Can artificial intelligence help address the burden of too many quality measures?

Nov. 11, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Physicians and nurses are experiencing burnout and are committing suicide at unprecedented rates. When asked, healthcare professionals tell us they are pulled away from meeting their patients’ needs to fulfill […]

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Are we collapsing yet? Over-measurement is part of the hemorrhage in healthcare delivery

Aug. 19, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

It should come as a surprise to no one that healthcare providers are frustrated (a significant understatement) by all of the requirements around documentation of their work with patients. I […]

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A look at what’s not working in U.S. health care

March 6, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Good ideas can morph into problematic policies that drive up costs and erode quality. Take diabetes as an example.  We could pose the ultimate goal of effective diabetes management is […]

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Physician billing guidelines are counter-productive. Will the new CMS rule make things worse?

Jan. 18, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

In a Health Affairs blog and an Inside Angle podcast discussion, the health policy expert, physician and self-styled contrarian, Bob Berenson explains why the Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding guidelines […]

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A storyline about measuring healthcare value

April 2, 2018 / By Kristine Daynes

Perhaps it’s true that we tend to see what we expect to see. In my job, I work with healthcare quality measures. Given this bias, my scan of the media […]

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An improv comedy spin on CMS core quality measures

Feb. 22, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

CMS released seven sets of core quality measures earlier this month. They come from a collaboration with AHIP, NQF and other stakeholders to harmonize performance measures across commercial and government […]