Quality of Care

Articles for Quality of Care

Patients with rare diseases often turn to the Internet for information on their illness, but an analysis of some of these websites found that their content often failed to meet important quality criteria and neglected key information categories.
Concerns regarding the quality measure for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may limit its usefulness and its ability to promote improvement efforts.
After the Affordable Care Act allowed states to expand Medicaid eligibility for low-income residents, 25 states and the District of Columbia chose to do so by 2014. A team of researchers from Brown University analyzed data from federally funded community health centers and found increased levels of coverage and better care quality for those in Medicaid expansion states.
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Researchers have found that accountable care organizations with a higher proportion of minority patients tend to score worse on Medicare’s quality performance measures.
CMS understands that not all physicians will report quality measures under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act or join advanced alternative payment models, especially immediately, said Kate Goodrich, MD, director of the Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group in CMS. However, there are efforts in place to make it as easy as possible for these providers, which will hopefully increase participation over time.
Physicians have shown great interest in understanding how to transition into value-based processes, especially with the new rules under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), said Roy Beveridge, MD, chief medical officer of Humana. While these transitions take time and effort, they eventually lead to physicians being reimbursed more for longer visit times and improved outcomes.
While rapid innovations in the field of oncology have improved treatments, the magnitude and dimension of clinical benefits vary widely.
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