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A Better Way to Understand Postdischarge Care

Laura Joszt
As hospitals are increasingly held accountable for what happens outside the hospital walls, they need access to better claims data. In a recent study published in the November issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®, researchers with the Michigan Value Collaborative found that it is possible to derive episode-level utilization from claims data and it provides a level of postdischarge care precision that is superior to medical records that hospitals have access to.
As hospitals are increasingly held accountable for what happens outside the hospital walls, they need access to better claims data. In a recent study published in the November issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®, researchers with the Michigan Value Collaborative found that it is possible to derive episode-level utilization from claims data and it provides a level of postdischarge care precision that is superior to medical records that hospitals have access to.



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Validation of a Claims-Based Algorithm to Characterize Episodes of Care: www.ajmc.com/journals/issue/2017/2017-vol23-n11/validation-of-a-claimsbased-algorithm-to-characterize-episodes-of-care

 
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