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|12/10/2019||Challenges of Creating Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefits||HealthPayer Intelligence||... set high for offering new supplemental benefits but progress is being made,” said Saunders. “Designing and implementing new supplemental benefits, including for patients with serious illness, requires rigorous evidence for how they will impact clinical care quality , the health and quality of life of enrollees, and overall health care costs.” The researchers suggested that plans should gather data to evaluate how members would use the new benefit and its impact ...|
|11/18/2019||Can Addressing Social Determinants of Health Combat Burnout?||Patient Engagement HIT||... issue that afflicts 83 percent of hospitals. Burnout can have negative consequences on patient care, with physicians experiencing burnout feeling disconnected from their work and less productive. Clinicians reporting burnout symptoms might also encounter clinical care quality problems and emotional exhaustion, especially when they have fewer resources for addressing patient needs. And while programs to support physician mindfulness and to address technological hurdles that often drive burnout have shown some ...|
|6/19/2019||Relationship between nursing home quality indicators and potentially preventable hospitalisation||BMJ||... Purdue University, West Lafayette 47907, Indiana, USA; xu976(at)purdue.edu Abstract Background Hospitalisations are very common among nursing home residents and many of these are deemed inappropriate or preventable. Little is known about whether clinical care quality is related to hospitalisation, especially potentially preventable hospitalisations (PPHs). Among the few studies that have been conducted, the findings have been inconsistent. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between ...|
|5/16/2019||Does Physician Compare Fall Short in Portraying Patient Experience?||Patient Engagement HIT||... and Specialty database, found that Physician Compare may fall short of those intentions. Specifically, the data presented on Physician Compare may not be robust enough to provide an accurate picture of patient experience and clinical care quality . After all, participation in Physician Compare is voluntary, the researchers noted, meaning a number of providers may opt out of the public reporting portion of Medicare programs. Specifically, Physician Compare houses quality information ...|