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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898132/community-models-of-care-a-scoping-review
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Lindsay Mullins, Lisa E Skemp, Meridean L Maas
Nurse preparation and role in community models of care for older adults is not well documented. The purpose of the current structured scoping literature review was to identify nurse-led or nurse-involved community models of care for older adults, articulate the nurse's role and preparation in the model, and identify Triple Aim policy implications. Literature from 2008 through 2014 yielded 34 models identified in 51 articles. Twenty-one of 34 models were evaluated and none clearly articulated the full impact of a nurse role...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884928/macra-2-0-are-you-ready-for-mips
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REVIEW
Joshua A Hirsch, Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Sameer A Ansari, Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Gregory N Nicola
The annual cost of healthcare delivery in the USA now exceeds US$3 trillion. Fee for service methodology is often implicated as a cause of this exceedingly high figure. The Affordable Care Act created the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to pilot test value based alternative payments for reimbursing physician services. In 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was passed into law. MACRA has dramatic implications for all US based healthcare providers. MACRA permanently repealed the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate so as to stabilize physician part B Medicare payments, consolidated pre-existing federal performance programs into the Merit based Incentive Payments System (MIPS), and legislatively mandated new approaches to paying clinicians...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881276/the-development-of-the-romanian-scorecard-hta-system
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Ciprian-Paul Radu, Nona Delia Chiriac, Alexandra Mihaela Pravat
OBJECTIVES: To present the characteristics of the scorecard health technology assessment (HTA) implemented since 2014 and to show the results of this HTA process by the end of 2015. METHODS: The health care context and the Romanian HTA legislation were studied while considering the reasons behind HTA introduction, the key stakeholders, and the HTA process as a whole. A critical appraisal was done covering public HTA reports and the decisions made by the Ministry of Health...
September 2016: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881093/continuous-quality-improvement-in-nephrology-a-systematic-review
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Julie Wright Nunes, F Jacob Seagull, Panduranga Rao, Jonathan H Segal, Nandita S Mani, Michael Heung
BACKGROUND: Continuous quality improvement (CQI) has been successfully applied in business and engineering for over 60 years. While using CQI techniques within nephrology has received increased attention, little is known about where, and with what measure of success, CQI can be attributed to improving outcomes within nephrology care. This is particularly important as payors' focus on value-based healthcare and reimbursement is tied to achieving quality improvement thresholds. We conducted a systematic review of CQI applications in nephrology...
November 24, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878711/a-framework-for-guiding-efforts-to-reward-value-instead-of-volume
#5
Taylor J Christensen
The U.S. healthcare system is in the midst of a major shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement models. To date, these new reimbursement models have been focused on quality-contingent bonuses and cost-of-care risk sharing for providers, both of which have yielded only modest success.An analysis of health policy and business strategy literature was performed to identify the mechanisms of how value is rewarded in other industries and to understand the barriers to those mechanisms operating in the healthcare industry...
June 2016: Int J Health Econ Manag
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876522/relative-value-unit-based-compensation-incentivization-in-an-academic-vascular-practice-improves-productivity-with-no-early-adverse-impact-on-quality
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Nadia Awad, Francis J Caputo, Jeffrey P Carpenter, James B Alexander, José L Trani, Joseph V Lombardi
OBJECTIVE: Given the increased pressure from governmental programs to restructure reimbursements to reflect quality metrics achieved by physicians, review of current reimbursement schemes is necessary to ensure sustainability of the physician's performance while maintaining and ultimately improving patient outcomes. This study reviewed the impact of reimbursement incentives on evidence-based care outcomes within a vascular surgical program at an academic tertiary care center. METHODS: Data for patients with a confirmed 30-day follow-up for the vascular surgery subset of our institution's National Surgical Quality Improvement Program submission for the years 2013 and 2014 were reviewed...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834601/understanding-healthcare-innovation-systems-the-stockholm-region-case
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Lisa-Marie Larisch, Isis Amer-Wåhlin, Patrik Hidefjäll
Purpose There is an increasing interest in understanding how innovation processes can address current challenges in healthcare. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the wider socio-economic context and conditions for such innovation processes in the Stockholm region, using the functional dynamics approach to innovation systems (ISs). Design/methodology/approach The analysis is based on triangulation using data from 16 in-depth interviews, two workshops, and additional documents. Using the functional dynamics approach, critical structural and functional components of the healthcare IS were analyzed...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Health Organization and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813724/patterns-of-cost-for-patients-dying-in-the-intensive-care-unit-and-implications-for-cost-savings-of-palliative-care-interventions
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Nita Khandelwal, David Benkeser, Norma B Coe, Ruth A Engelberg, Joan M Teno, J Randall Curtis
BACKGROUND: Terminal intensive care unit (ICU) stays represent an important target to increase value of care. OBJECTIVE: To characterize patterns of daily costs of ICU care at the end of life and, based on these patterns, examine the role for palliative care interventions in enhancing value. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of an intervention study to improve quality of care for critically ill patients. SETTING/PATIENTS: 572 patients who died in the ICU between 2003 and 2005 at a Level-1 trauma center...
November 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806385/reimbursement-based-on-value-in-knee-surgery-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-medicare-access-and-children-s-health-insurance-program-reauthorization-act-of-2015
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Khaled J Saleh, Zain Sayeed, Afshin A Anoushiravani, Hussein F Darwiche, Bryan Little, Todd James Frush, Mouhanad M El-Othmani
Health care cost is consuming a large portion of the nation's gross domestic product while placing added economic burdens on physicians and their patients. With total joint replacement being one of the early-targeted procedures in the evolving health care environment, knee surgeons will benefit from developing a critical knowledge on health care reforms and their financial implications. The Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act represents a cohesive movement toward value-based payment reform and contains several unchartered rulings that require detailed attention by knee surgeons...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798809/a-review-of-us-drug-costs-relevant-to-medicare-medicaid-and-commercial-insurers-post-affordable-care-act-enactment-2010-2016
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REVIEW
Jacquelyn McRae, F Randy Vogenberg, Silky Webb Beaty, Elizabeth Mearns, Stefan Varga, Laura Pizzi
Since passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, US stakeholders are increasingly being held accountable for the value of healthcare services and drugs administered to patients. Pharmacoeconomic analyses offer one method of demonstrating a product's value, yet there is a lack of resources specific to US drug costs relevant to each stakeholder. The aim of this study was to review current US drug costs (post-ACA). A literature review aimed at finding evidence on outpatient prescription drug costs was performed using the following sources: PubMed, governmental agencies, news websites, the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) website, and Google Scholar...
October 31, 2016: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798808/economic-evaluation-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-model-frameworks-for-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Erik Landfeldt, Lars Alfredsson, Volker Straub, Hanns Lochmüller, Katharine Bushby, Peter Lindgren
BACKGROUND: Several treatments are on the horizon for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a terminal orphan disease. In many jurisdictions, decisions regarding pricing and reimbursement of these health technologies comprise evidence of value for money. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop a cost-effectiveness model based on the Duchenne muscular dystrophy Functional Ability Self-Assessment Tool (DMDSAT), a new rating scale created specifically to measure disease progression in clinical practice and trials and model DMD in economic evaluations, and compare it with two alternative model structures...
October 31, 2016: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776908/the-high-value-healthcare-collaborative-observational-analyses-of-care-episodes-for-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-surgery
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William B Weeks, William J Schoellkopf, Lyle S Sorensen, Andrew L Masica, Robert E Nesse, James N Weinstein
BACKGROUND: Broader use of value-based reimbursement models will require providers to transparently demonstrate health care value. We sought to determine and report cost and quality data for episodes of hip and knee arthroplasty surgery among 13 members of the High Value Healthcare Collaborative (HVHC), a consortium of health care systems interested in improving health care value. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional observational cohort study of 30-day episodes of care for hip and knee arthroplasty in fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 or older who had hip or knee osteoarthritis and used 1 of 13 HVHC member systems for uncomplicated primary hip arthroplasty (N = 8853) or knee arthroplasty (N = 16,434), respectively, in 2012 or 2013...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765713/association-between-insurance-status-and-patient-safety-in-the-lumbar-spine-fusion-population
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Joseph E Tanenbaum, Vincent J Alentado, Jacob A Miller, Daniel Lubelski, Edward C Benzel, Thomas E Mroz
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Lumbar fusion is a common and costly procedure in the United States. Reimbursement for surgical procedures is increasingly tied to care quality and patient safety as part of value-based reimbursement programs. The incidence of adverse quality events among lumbar fusion patients is unknown using the definition of care quality (patient safety indicators [PSI]) utilized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The association between insurance status and the incidence of PSI is similarly unknown in lumbar fusion patients...
October 17, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755264/understanding-value-based-reimbursement-models-and-trends-in-orthopaedic-health-policy-an-introduction-to-the-medicare-access-and-chip-reauthorization-act-macra-of-2015
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Khaled J Saleh, William O Shaffer
In 2015, the US Congress passed legislation entitled the Medicare Access and CHIP [Children's Health Insurance Program] Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which led to the formation of two reimbursement paradigms: the merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) and alternative payment models (APMs). The MACRA effectively repealed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula while combining several CMS quality-reporting programs. As such, MACRA represents an unparalleled acceleration toward reimbursement models that recognize value rather than volume...
November 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752810/a-perverse-quality-incentive-in-surgery-implications-of-reimbursing-surgeons-less-for-doing-laparoscopic-surgery
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Amanda N Fader, Tim Xu, Brian J Dunkin, Martin A Makary
BACKGROUND: Surgery is one of the highest priced services in health care, and complications from surgery can be serious and costly. Recently, advances in surgical techniques have allowed surgeons to perform many common operations using minimally invasive methods that result in fewer complications. Despite this, the rates of open surgery remain high across multiple surgical disciplines. METHODS: This is an expert commentary and review of the contemporary literature regarding minimally invasive surgery practices nationwide, the benefits of less invasive approaches, and how minimally invasive compared with open procedures are differentially reimbursed in the United States...
October 17, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749795/cost-minimization-analysis-of-different-strategies-of-management-of-clinically-significant-scorpion-envenomation-among-pediatric-patients
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Madhumita Sinha, Dan Quan, Fred W McDonald, André Valdez
OBJECTIVE: Scorpion antivenom was recently approved for use in patients with clinically significant scorpion envenomation in the United States; no formal economic analysis on its impact on cost of management has been performed. METHODS: Three different strategies of management of scorpion envenomation with systemic neurotoxic symptoms in children were compared for cost minimization from a societal perspective. In strategy I, patients were managed with supportive care only without antivenom...
December 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747207/multi-criteria-decision-analysis-for-assessment-and-appraisal-of-orphan-drugs
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Georgi Iskrov, Tsonka Miteva-Katrandzhieva, Rumen Stefanov
BACKGROUND: Limited resources and expanding expectations push all countries and types of health systems to adopt new approaches in priority setting and resources allocation. Despite best efforts, it is difficult to reconcile all competing interests, and trade-offs are inevitable. This is why multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) has played a major role in recent uptake of value-based reimbursement. MCDA framework enables exploration of stakeholders' preferences, as well as explicit organization of broad range of criteria on which real-world decisions are made...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697566/hospice-value-based-purchasing-program-a-model-design
#18
Bryan P Nowak
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) the US Government committed to a transition in payment policy for healthcare services linking reimbursement to improved health outcomes rather than the volume of services provided. To accomplish this goal the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is designing and implementing new payment models intended to improve the quality of healthcare while reducing its cost. Collectively these novel payment models and programs have been characterized under the moniker of Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) and while many of these models retain a fundamental fee-for-service (FFS) structure they are seen as essential tools in the evolution away from volume based healthcare financing towards a health system that provides "better care, smarter spending, and healthier people"...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697316/time-driven-activity-based-costing-to-identify-opportunities-for-cost-reduction-in-pediatric-appendectomy
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Yangyang R Yu, Paulette I Abbas, Carolyn M Smith, Kathleen E Carberry, Hui Ren, Binita Patel, Jed G Nuchtern, Monica E Lopez
PURPOSE: As reimbursement programs shift to value-based payment models emphasizing quality and efficient healthcare delivery, there exists a need to better understand process management to unearth true costs of patient care. We sought to identify cost-reduction opportunities in simple appendicitis management by applying a time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC) methodology to this high-volume surgical condition. METHODS: Process maps were created using medical record time stamps...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696009/does-drug-price-regulation-affect-healthcare-expenditures
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Omer Ben-Aharon, Oren Shavit, Racheli Magnezi
BACKGROUND: Increasing health costs in developed countries are a major concern for decision makers. A variety of cost containment tools are used to control this trend, including maximum price regulation and reimbursement methods for health technologies. Information regarding expenditure-related outcomes of these tools is not available. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between different cost-regulating mechanisms and national health expenditures in selected countries...
September 30, 2016: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
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