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The continuing critical importance of reducing potentially preventable readmissions

Aug. 27, 2021 / By Gerald Tracy

This year, much attention is appropriately being focused on improving health equity—both in access and quality of care provided. True equity in care means that we should not see wide […]

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The way we pay for health care in the U.S. is irrational

July 7, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

As early as 1992, JAMA published a randomized control trial (gold standard for studies of impact) of telephone care. Patients liked it, doctors liked it, outcomes improved and costs went […]

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Patients benefit when we help physicians fill knowledge gaps

May 3, 2021 / By Adam Rothschild, MD

More so than health care providers in other specialties, primary care physicians (PCPs) are especially attuned to both quality and cost of care. Although our ordering decisions are evaluated for […]

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Payment and quality reform for mental health and substance abuse care: The time is now (part 2)

April 21, 2021 / By Dawn Weimar, RN

In my last blog, I discussed mental health and substance abuse (MHSA) payment and quality in the midst of parity initiatives, team-based care and value-based payment. Certainly, adherence to fee-for-service […]

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Payment and quality reform for mental health and substance abuse care: The time is now

April 19, 2021 / By Dawn Weimar, RN

We have heard the adage: “The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes but expecting a different result.”  This adage can be applied to the state of mental health and […]

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Look beyond pricing to understand health care value

March 26, 2021 / By Megan Carr

As a mom of four growing (and constantly eating) boys, I’m always trying to find ways to manage our grocery bill.  Occasionally, I try the generic brands to see if […]

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Linking quality to financial outcomes: The foundation for value

Feb. 24, 2021 / By Dawn Weimar, RN

Many Medicaid programs, health plans, and ACOs are looking for new strategies to offset tight budgets. COVID-19 has dealt severe blows to the economy, state budgets and the provision of […]

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Empowering primary care: Better access to trusted data

Feb. 17, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

“Primary care is the foundation to a high value, high functioning system that meets the needs of people and communities.” – Elizabeth Mitchell, president and CEO of the Purchaser Business […]

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COVID-19 and quality: What we know and don’t know

Aug. 24, 2020 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Although our knowledge of COVID-19 is growing, there is a great deal that we still do not know about this disease and its full effects on the body, both acutely […]

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First do no harm part 2: How can quality efforts harm patients?

Jan. 15, 2020 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

As I noted on my previous blog, the Hippocratic Oath has been in existence since anywhere from 200-500 AD and is still relevant today. I discussed how a proposed eCQM […]

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Doctors and hospitals: Not quite a love story

Nov. 18, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

The relationship between physicians and hospitals has changed. Gone are the days of the hospital serving as the “physician’s workshop.” Advances in technology, different payment structures and the rise of […]

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ICD-10 diagnosis coding: The impact of equivocal language

April 17, 2019 / By Karla VonEschen, MS, CPC, CPMA

Spring means different things depending on what part of the country you live in. For me, spring means melting snow, flowers and spring cleaning. This also seems like a good […]