MediCaring Blog: The Evidence that the Readmissions Rate (Readmissions/Hospital Discharges) is Malfunctioning as a Performance Measure

Dr. Joanne Lynn

Republished with permission from: http://medicaring.org/2015/01/26/evaluation-flaws/ By Joanne Lynn M.D. [Also see companion post by Stephen F. Jencks, M.D., M.P.H.] Care transitions improvement programs have been effective in helping the health care system both become more effective in serving people living with serious chronic conditions and reduce costs. However, the key metric

MediCaring Blog: Protecting Hospitals That Improve Population Health

Stephen F. Jencks, M.D., M.P.H.

Republished with permission from: http://medicaring.org/2015/01/26/evaluation-flaws/ by Stephen F. Jencks, M.D., M.P.H. [Also see companion post by Joanne Lynn, M.D.] Issue. The Medicare Readmission Reduction Program (MRRP) encourages hospitals to reduce readmissions within 30 days of discharge by imposing substantial financial penalties on hospitals with more readmissions than would be expected if the same patients

PDF Download: Evaluation of the Community-Based Care Transitions Program

PDF Download: Evaluation of the Community-Based Care Transitions Program Evaluation of the Community-Based Care Transitions Program, May 30, 2014; This First Annual Report PDF contains the introduction, program implementation, analysis and summary of the findings of the Community-Based Care Transitions Program. The Community-Based Care Transitions Program was created to assess metrics

Partnership for Patients: Task 2 Evaluation Progress Report

Partnership for Patients: Task 2 Evaluation Progress Report / February 2014 The Partnership for Patients (PfP) campaign was launched in April 2011 with the ambitious goals of reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) by 40 percent and 30-day hospital readmissions by 20 percent. To reduce harm at this level of magnitude, the

MediCaring Blog: CMS CCTP Metrics Have Serious Flaws

Republished with permission from: http://medicaring.org/2015/01/26/evaluation-flaws/ by Joanne Lynn The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has quietly put out two evaluations of the readmissions work-- and both documents are remarkable for their failure to evaluate the programs fairly or to provide insights as to what works in what circumstances. The

State Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard

The State Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Scorecard is a multidimensional approach to measure state-level performance of LTSS systems that assist older people, adults with disabilities, and their family caregivers. The State LTSS Scorecard measures LTSS system performance across five key dimensions: Affordability and access Choice of setting and provider Quality of life

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