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United States Ranks Last on Measures of Access, Quality and Care Coordination

Despite spending nearly double that of other countries on healthcare per person, the United States ranks last on measures of access, equity, quality, efficiency and healthy lives, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. The United States spent $8,508 per … finish reading United States Ranks Last on Measures of Access, Quality and Care Coordination

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Inconsistencies of Quality Care Measures Prevalent with EHRs: Study

Researchers from the Weill Cornell Medical College have identified ways to improve the quality of measurements from EHRs, which are designed to document clinical care of individual patients. The cross-sectional study in New York State found that the accuracy of … finish reading Inconsistencies of Quality Care Measures Prevalent with EHRs: Study

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Federally Funded Clinics as Effective as Private Practices on Most Quality Measures

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and their “look-alikes” will receive $11 billion from the federal government to expand their operations in the wake of anticipated primary care shortages as an estimated 32 million people seek healthcare under the ACA, according … finish reading Federally Funded Clinics as Effective as Private Practices on Most Quality Measures

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HHS Finalizes Medicaid Quality Measures

HHS has published a final notice of its initial core set of Health Care Quality Measures for Medicaid-Eligible Adults in the Federal Register. The final rule comprises six major categories: Prevention and health promotion. Management of acute conditions. Management of … finish reading HHS Finalizes Medicaid Quality Measures

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Death Rate Measure Used to Judge Hospital Quality May be Misleading

Hospitals, health insurers and patients may have to reconsider previously established approaches to asessing hospital quality. A new study from the Yale School of Medicine supports measuring patient deaths over a period of 30 days from admission even after they … finish reading Death Rate Measure Used to Judge Hospital Quality May be Misleading

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