If the Medicare program known as MIPS is to succeed at improving quality by tying said improvement to payments—all while avoiding mass cases of physician burnout—it will have to forego checkboxes that fail to distinguish between getting patients to electronically say hello and getting them to actually live more healthfully.
The National Quality Forum’s Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) has submitted recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services for approximately 140 performance measures under consideration for use in 16 federal healthcare programs.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule to update the methodology used to measure the performance of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
A big sign of just how much impact data analytics is having on healthcare is the announcement that one of the Major League Baseball executives from the "Moneyball"-era has joined the faculty of the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services added performance data and new quality measures to its Physician Compare website to enable consumers to make more informed healthcare decisions.
The latest release of data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revealed that more than half of the hospitals that Medicare will penalize in 2016 for having the worst performance on measures of preventing patient harm are on that list for the second year in a row.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added new quality measures to Physician Compare for group practices and accountable care organizations (ACOs) and, for the first time, individual healthcare professionals.