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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

Weekly Roundup: Bundles Axed; ACOs Boost Quality; High Cost of Food Allergies; Docs Not MACRA-Ready

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Dec 1, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Recommended reading: From Becker's Hospital Review, Modern Healthcare, FierceHealthcare, MedPage Today, WebMD, 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: value-based care, patient safety, population health, MACRA, MIPS quality reporting, quality measures

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