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Two different lenses of social determinants of health

January 5, 2022 / By Clark Cameron

Recently, I visited my optician after an 18-month, pandemic-induced absence. The doctor is a rather pleasant fellow, but the annual exam is just as much fun as I recall. First […]

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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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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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Social Determinants of Health- Are They Still Relevant?

August 17, 2015 / By Steve Delaronde

What is the impact of the social determinants of health, such as income, education and occupation, as U.S. health care moves from volume to value-based care with a focus on […]