Quality of Care

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Oncologists envision a move towards using data to become a learning health system, which is aided by the changing landscape emphasizing quality and value, explained Bobby Green, MD, MSCE, senior vice president of clinical oncology at Flatiron Health.
This study identifies practices and perceptions around public reporting of “roll-up” measures that combine indicators of multiple, often disparate, dimensions of healthcare quality.
The move to quality ratings will put more pressure on hospitals to find ways to improve the standard of care while cutting costs.
In response to trepidation from clinicians, CMS has announced a proposal to alter the rules of the Quality Payment Program established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The changes will exempt thousands of physicians from quality reporting requirements and allow small practices to form “virtual groups” with one another.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may dismiss medical advice if the benefit of the treatment is insignificant in comparison to the burden.
The main value of the COME HOME model for oncology practices is that it can help reduce hospitalization rates, leading to better quality of life for patients and clinicians, according to Barbara McAneny, MD, chief medical officer of New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants.
Increasing accountable care organization savings is dependent on maximizing quality scores and increasing the number of beneficiaries while maintaining a low per-capita spend through efficiencies of care.
A measure developer's work isn't done once a quality measure is created—the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) works with health plans post-implementation on questions regarding measure specifications or measure calculations, explained Matthew Pickering, PharmD, RPh, associate director of research and quality strategies at PQA.
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