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Reductions in Readmission NOT Due to Increase in Obs Status

William Martinez - Feb. 24, 2016
An important new study in the NEJM addresses a topic that has come up here a few times. The study assessed the correlation between changes in readmission rates and use of observation services after ad...
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Are early unplanned readmissions a valid quality measure? Important study reveals flaws

William Martinez - Sept. 18, 2015
An important new study in JAMA Internal Medicine shows the difference between hospitals with the highest and lowest rates of early, unplanned readmissions among medicare beneficiaries can largely be e...
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Transforming US Healthcare Delivery--Setting Value-Based Payment Goals

Thomas Tsai - Jan. 26, 2015
Today, Secretary Burwell of the US Department of Health and Human Services announced am ambitious roadmap for transforming the US healthcare delivery system by a substantial increase in value-based in...
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[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

"Medicare Star Ratings Allow Nursing Homes to Game the System"

Sudip Bhandari - Aug. 25, 2014
I want to share this worrisome article that brings to light some flaws in a federal quality assessment tool which uses star ratings to rank nursing homes in the United States. The article includes a f...
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Senate Hearing on Patient Safety

Thomas Tsai - July 23, 2014
In case you missed it, the Senate HELP Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging held a hearing last week on patient safety. The testimony features patient safety experts and a lively Q&A from Senator...
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UCSF Global Health Delivery Training

Manisha Singh - June 25, 2014
Based on what many of the experts in this group have said in this forum, University of California at San Francisco along with PIH are putting on a 4 day bootcamp in Global Health Delivery from October...
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The Role of Community Factors on Quality and Value-Based Purchasing

Isabelle Celentano - April 22, 2014
A study published in Health Services Research earlier this month found that 58% of the variation in publicly reported 30-day hospital readmission rates can be attributed to community factors. These co...
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The Affordable Care Act and Quality

Isabelle Celentano - Jan. 29, 2014
On Monday, Ashish Jha, MD, MPH presented his views on quality of care and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for BWH’s Patient-Centered Outcomes Seminar Series. With the majority of the ACA’s focus placed ...
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[ARCHIVED] Innovating Health Care Delivery

Health reform and the ACA: Impact, Innovation?

Sophie Beauvais - June 3, 2013
Dr. Navathe shares some insights on his experience in Washington DC, and what are the biggest contributions and opportunities from health reform. He cites examples like new payment models. Do you know...
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