Quality Measures

Mar 4, 2020
Between April 7 and June 15, the Hospital Quality Reporting program will transition to a new QualityNet ID management security system called Health Care Quality Information Systems Access Roles and Profile (HARP), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced.
Feb 5, 2020
In their recent paper, Beaulieu et al. attempt to estimate the effects of hospital acquisitions on measures of hospital quality at the acquired hospitals. To do so, the authors use four measures of hospital quality and compare the changes in these measures at acquired hospitals relative to changes…
Jan 31, 2020
Chief among the flaws in the most recent study on hospital consolidation published in the New England Journal of Medicine was that its conclusions were informed by preconceived notions of what the authors thought the data should show, which was then undermined further by the arbitrary choices made…
Nov 19, 2019
The National Quality Forum’s Measure Applications Partnership today released the annual list of performance measures under consideration for use in hospital and other Medicare public reporting and payment programs.
Nov 19, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ home health prospective payment system CY 2020 final rule with comment period is effective Jan. 1, 2020; however, through Dec. 30, the agency will take comments related to drug coverage under the Medicare durable medical equipment benefit.
Oct 23, 2019
In part three of our series discussing Value-Based Health Care, Robert Kaplan, Mary Witkowski and Harry Wolberg from the Harvard Business School examine health care measurements and the importance of measuring patient outcomes.  Health care has a plethora of measurements, but not all are…
Sep 9, 2019
AHA comments on Medicare and Medicaid Programs; CY 2020 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update and CY 2019 Case-Mix Adjustment Methodology Refinements; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements; Home Infusion Therapy Requirements; and Home…
Aug 12, 2019
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ request for information on reducing administrative burden. As we have expressed to CMS, the regulatory burden faced by hospitals is substantial and unsustainable. In 2017, the AHA released an analysis showing that providers…