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Weekly Roundup: DSH Cuts Delayed; Flu Shot Woes; Physician Pay; Training Dr. Robot; Your Body's Noises

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Feb 16, 2018 11:58:00 AM

Image of desk surface with cofee cup, keyboard, newspaper to illustrate weekly roundup of health news: megamergers, MACRA, WebMD briefs, Don Berwick on value-based care, more.

In case you missed these, Quality Today scoured the healthcare news landscape and blogosphere to present you with an end-of-the-week news and information reading list.

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Topics: healthcare, cost of health care

Core Measures Target Costliest, Common Conditions

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Feb 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Three darts hit the bull's-eye, illustrating the Triple Aim of healthcare quality improvement: better patient outcomes, better population health, lower cost. Core measures help achieve all three.

The ocean of data now at the heart of healthcare quality improvement had its start almost 20 years ago with the establishment of core measures, a set of national standards of care and treatment processes for common conditions that are among the costliest – in both lives and dollars – to our healthcare system.

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Topics: core measures abstraction, CMS, quality measures

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