September 2021

Using CAHPS Patient Experience Data for Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation

September 16, 2021


The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Patient-Centered Medical Home survey assists practices by targeting improvement, standardizing care delivery, discussing best practices, improving provider-patient communication, coordinating care, and supporting patient self-management.

Noninvasive Ventilation at Home Reduces Mortality in COPD With CRF

September 15, 2021


This study explores the association between receiving noninvasive ventilation at home and mortality, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with chronic respiratory failure (CRF).

Baffled by NAFLD: The Horse Might Be Out of the Barn but Should Not Take Us for a Ride

May 28, 2021


As awareness of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) rises, it is essential to develop and implement a rigorously determined approach to identify patients who will, or will not, benefit from diagnostic evaluation.

Quality, Health, and Spending in Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare

May 06, 2021


In a review of literature published since the Affordable Care Act’s passage, more than half of analyses find that Medicare Advantage outperforms traditional Medicare on quality, health, and cost outcomes.

Medicare APMs at a Crossroads

April 21, 2021


To be sustainable and successful, Medicare alternative payment models (APMs) have to attract and retain high and low performers. That requires a different approach to pricing and evaluation.