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Core Measures Target Costliest, Common Conditions

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Dec 3, 2018 10:20:00 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, quality measures, CMS

QUALITY MEASURES: This is about my salary? Now you have my attention

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jul 2, 2018 9:02:00 AM

Changes that are under way in how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pays for patient care – and penalizes physicians and health systems that fall short of new regulations – were among the topics that Primaris Healthcare Business Solutions CEO Richard A. Royer discussed in a Business of Healthcare video interview.

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Topics: quality measures

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