Mike Daube taught his Staffordshire terrier, Ollie, an impressive trick—he taught her to sit … on the editorial boards of medical journals.
A recent survey found that in defining high-value care, patients emphasize costs and convenience while doctors see relationships and patient outcomes as better indicators of value.
The New York City-based orthopedics provider calls all patients before a procedure to collect patient-reported outcomes measures. The information is used to help clinicians better understand and treat their patients.
The CMS on Thursday released its annual list of measures under consideration for Medicare's quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs. The number of measures under review is much smaller compared to last year when CMS considered nearly 100 measures.
Many organizations are scrambling to figure out how to meet requirements for CMS' new quality payment program under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). But while MACRA may be confusing, the underlying principles are simple: provide good care, do it at as low a cost as...
A new study found physician practices that cared for high-risk patients were more likely to receive financial penalties under the CMS' Value-based Payment Modifier program.
Although the CMS says the new "meaningful measures" framework will reduce the burden on providers, some remain concerned that they would continue to struggle with reporting quality measures.
Overall, the CMS' Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program has motivated hospitals to change wasteful care practices. But health policy experts wonder if the tactics hospitals have adopted might not always be in the best interest of patients.
The CMS is working on a new online resource that will make it easier for providers to figure out which quality measures are under development.
Provider groups called on the CMS to create more opportunities for physicians to participate in existing and new alternative payment models to advance the Innovation Center's mission of moving healthcare delivery from volume to value.
A new JAMA study found that as hospitals reduced readmission rates for heart failure patients as part of the CMS' readmissions program, mortality rates for those patients rose.
At Kaiser Permanente, Medicaid patients, those dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare, and children are targeted to take an assessment of their social health needs.