Quality Measures

Data Sharing Tips for Value-Based Payment Arrangements

Value-based contracts require that provider organizations and health plans share data and information that they may not have shared historically. Details about that data-sharing must be established in contracts.

Lola Butcher February 6, 2019

Ask the Experts: Denials Management Statistics

What metrics do CFOs consider important to support decision-making with respect to their denials management programs and health plan contracting?

HFMA July 18, 2018

How Medicare Advantage, Medicaid Managed Care Plans Can Improve Quality Reporting

Integration of risk, quality, and care programs is among the steps that can help health plans in the government-sponsored healthcare space lower the burden of accurately documenting and reporting quality metrics.

Jay Baker April 24, 2018

Healthcare Consumerism Requires Comparable Quality and Cost Data

Provider organizations and health plans can advance the use of cost and performance data to support consumerism, as collaboratives in Massachusetts and Minnesota are showing.

Lola Butcher February 20, 2018

From Disparate Data to Informed Strategies: Using Technology to Transform Quality, Costs, and the Patient Experience

Using data aggregated from disparate sources, hospitals and health systems that can apply data analytics to assess clinical and financial performance and develop strategies that help the ensure their organizations’ long-term success.

Jennie D. Dulac February 5, 2018

Strategies to Measure Performance and Enhance Quality Under MIPS

Access to flexible, robust tracking tools that produce a range of actionable data are proving crucial for physicians participating in the primary track of MACRA.

Elizabeth Barker January 23, 2018

Evidence-Based Practice and the Bottom Line: An Issue of Cost

Laura Cullen and Kristen Hanrahan of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics describe a process that healthcare organizations can use to determine the ROI of evidence-based practice improvements.

Laura Cullen, DNP, RN, FAAN January 9, 2018

Short-Term Financial Hit for Hospitals Post-M&A: Report

Contrary to expectations, there is no immediate turnaround in the finances of acquired hospitals, according to an HFMA and Deloitte study.

Rich Daly November 27, 2017

Rethinking Health Care’s Triple Aim

Achieving health care’s Triple Aim has proved elusive, but it may be yet be achievable through a process of engaging rising-risk patients in their own care through daily self-reporting.

Jim Evans October 4, 2017

Reducing Patient Harm Cases Helped N.J. Hospitals Save $641M

The New Jersey Hospital Association coordinated learning collaboratives to help hospitals share their best practices for reducing patient harm while saving millions in unnecessary costs.

Laura Ramos Hegwer August 1, 2017
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