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Tag: socioeconomic status

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 […]

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National 3M study finds differences in health care delivery system performance for Medicare beneficiaries in low socioeconomic areas

April 25, 2022

Medicare beneficiaries in low socioeconomic status (SES) areas have fewer physician and care management visits and are less likely to be admitted from the emergency department for low severity medical […]

Clark CameronClark Cameron

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Q&A with Rich Averill on socioeconomic status and health care delivery system performance

Feb. 21, 2022 / By Clark Cameron

Referred to by many as the “Father of the DRG,” Rich Averill has had a storied health care career going all the way back to the advent of diagnosis-related groups […]

Clark Cameron

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Two different lenses of social determinants of health

Jan. 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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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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An update on the Hospital Readmission Reduction program

Oct. 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

Sept. 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 […]