These finalized policy changes will improve the quality of care Medicare patients receive by better supporting their physicians and other health care providers and reflect a broader Administration-wide strategy to create a health care system that results in better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.
Medicare is finalizing policies that improve how it pays for primary care, care coordination, and mental health care, and expanding an exciting CMS Innovation Center payment and service delivery model that aims to prevent diabetes.
Population health management and point-of-care patient safety decisions require big data feeds at different velocities, even if the basic elements are the same.
The time is right to develop an ‘individual safety identifier,’ says ONC’s Andrew Gettinger.
Using shorter intervals of five or seven days would likely improve the accuracy of readmissions as a quality measurement, the researchers concluded.