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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445325/doing-well-by-doing-good-evaluating-the-influence-of-patient-safety-performance-on-hospital-financial-outcomes
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Brad Beauvais, Jason P Richter, Forest S Kim
BACKGROUND: As financial pressures on hospitals increase because of changing reimbursement structures and heightened focus on quality and value, the association between patient safety performance and financial outcomes remains unclear. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate if hospitals with higher patient safety performance are associated with higher levels of profitability than those with lower safety performance. METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: Using multinomial logistic regression, we analyzed data from the spring 2014 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score and the 2014 American Hospital Association to determine the association between Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score performance and three dimensions of organizational profitability: operating margin, net patient revenue, and operating income...
April 25, 2017: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444543/cost-analysis-of-incisional-hernia-repair-with-synthetic-mesh-and-biological-mesh-an-italian-study
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Sabrina Rampado, Andrea Geron, Giovanni Pirozzolo, Angelica Ganss, Elisa Pizzolato, Romeo Bardini
Repair of an incisional hernia (IH) generates costs on several levels and domains of society. The aim of this study was to make a complete cost analysis of incisional hernia repair (IHR) with synthetic and biological mesh and to compare it with financial reimbursement. Patients were grouped into three levels to determine the complexity of their care, and hence, the costs involved. Group 1 included patients without comorbidities, who underwent a "standard" incisional hernia repair (SIHR), with synthetic mesh...
April 25, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444187/modelling-the-cost-effectiveness-pcsk9-inhibitors-vs-ezetimibe-through-ldl-c-reductions-in-a-norwegian-setting
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Max Korman, Torbjørn Wisløff
Aims: Despite the success of statins, there remains unmet clinical need in cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention. New proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) by 55-65%. Two PCSK9 inhibitors, evolocumab and alirocumab, were approved for use in Norway but not yet for reimbursement through public national insurance. We aim to explore the cost-effectiveness of these compared to available treatments in a Norwegian setting...
April 21, 2017: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442900/identification-of-subtypes-in-subjects-with-mild-to-moderate-airflow-limitation-and-its-clinical-and-socioeconomic-implications
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Jin Hwa Lee, Chin Kook Rhee, Kyungjoo Kim, Jee-Ae Kim, Sang Hyun Kim, Kwang Ha Yoo, Woo Jin Kim, Yong Bum Park, Hye Yun Park, Ki-Suck Jung
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify subtypes in patients with mild-to-moderate airflow limitation and to appreciate their clinical and socioeconomic implications. METHODS: Subjects who were aged ≥20 years and had forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) ≥60% predicted and FEV1/forced vital capacity <0.7 were selected from the fourth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) in 2007-2012. The data were merged to the National Health Insurance reimbursement database during the same period...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441899/clinical-and-financial-outcomes-evaluation-of-multimodal-pharmacist-warfarin-management-of-a-statewide-urban-and-rural-population
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James C Lee, Kathleen E Horner, Michelle L Krummel, Deanna L McDanel
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy, safety, and indirect financial outcomes of pharmacist face-to-face warfarin management with telephone-based distance management utilizing local laboratories or patient self-testing (PST). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a clinic population of 336 patients on established warfarin therapy distributed statewide in rural and urban settings over a 6-month period was conducted. Participants were stratified into face-to-face management, telephone-based management utilizing local laboratory testing, and telephone-based management utilizing PST...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441617/the-magic-survey-in-hormone-receptor-positive-hr-her2-negative-her2-breast-cancer-when-might-multigene-assays-be-of-value
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Matti Aapro, Michelino De Laurentiis, Dan Rea, Juan Enrique Bargallo Rocha, Roberto Elizalde, László Landherr, Barbro Linderholm, Eleftherios Mamounas, Christos Markopoulos, Patrick Neven, Alexander Petrovsky, Roman Rouzier, Vincent Smit, Christer Svedman, Daniel Schneider, Christoph Thomssen, Miguel Martin
BACKGROUND: A modest proportion of patients with early stage hormone receptor-positive (HR+), HER2-negative (HER2-) breast cancer benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy. Traditionally, treatment recommendations are based on clinical/pathologic criteria that are not predictive of chemotherapy benefit. Multigene assays provide prognostic and predictive information that can help to make more informed treatment decisions. The MAGIC survey evaluated international differences in treatment recommendations, how traditional parameters are used for making treatment choices, and for which patients treating physicians feel most uncertain about their decisions...
April 22, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441271/alternative-payment-models-and-urology
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Deborah R Kaye, David C Miller, Chad Ellimoottil
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is a historic bill that was recently passed that establishes how quality measurement and practice patterns will affect physician reimbursement. Alternative payment models (APMs) are an essential component of MACRA and Medicare's vision of paying for high-value care. This review describes APMs in the context of MACRA and their impact on urology. RECENT FINDINGS: The majority of urologists will be affected by MACRA...
April 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439359/education-in-neurology-resident-documentation-using-payroll-simulation
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John W Liang, Vicki L Shanker
BACKGROUND: Approaches for teaching neurology documentation include didactic lectures, workshops, and face-to-face meetings. Few studies have assessed their effectiveness. OBJECTIVE: To improve the quality of neurology resident documentation through payroll simulation. METHODS: A documentation checklist was created based on Medicaid and Medicare evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines. In the preintervention phase, neurology follow-up clinic charts were reviewed over a 16-week period by evaluators blinded to the notes' authors...
April 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438453/effect-of-bundled-payments-and-health-care-reform-as-alternative-payment-models-in-total-joint-arthroplasty-a-clinical-review
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REVIEW
Ahmed Siddiqi, Peter B White, Jaydev B Mistry, Chukwuweike U Gwam, James Nace, Michael A Mont, Ronald E Delanois
BACKGROUND: In an effort to control rising healthcare costs, healthcare reforms have developed initiatives to evaluate the efficacy of alternative payment models (APMs) for Medicare reimbursements. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center (CMMSIC) introduced the voluntary Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) model experiment as a means to curtail Medicare cost by allotting a fixed payment for an episode of care. The purpose of this review is to (1) summarize the preliminary clinical results of the BPCI and (2) discuss how it has led to other healthcare reforms and alternative payment models...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438231/health-technology-assessment-in-evaluation-of-pharmaceuticals-in-the-czech-republic
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Lenka Vostalová, Jana Mazelová, Jiří Samek, Milan Vocelka
OBJECTIVES: In the Czech Republic, the health technology assessment (HTA) approaches have been implemented in evaluation of medicinal products since 2008. The aim of this study was to provide an overview of the implementation of HTA and different levels thereof in the evaluation process conducted by the State Institute for Drug Control (SUKL) and to describe the impact of HTA on the entrance of new medicinal entities into out-patient healthcare system including highly innovative and orphan drugs...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437195/home-health-chains-and-practice-patterns-evidence-of-2008-medicare-reimbursement-revision
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Sean Shenghsiu Huang, Hyunjee Kim
Home health agencies (HHAs) are known to exploit the Medicare reimbursement schedule by targeting a specific number of therapy visits. These targeting behaviors cause unnecessary medical spending. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates that during fiscal year 2015, Medicare made more than $10 billion in improper payments to HHAs. Better understanding of heterogeneous gaming behaviors among HHAs can inform policy makers to more effectively oversee the home health care industry. This article aims to study how home health chains adjust and adopt new targeting behaviors as compared to independent agencies under the new reimbursement schedule...
February 23, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437132/home-enteral-nutrition-updates-trends-and-challenges
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Karen Martin, Gabriela Gardner
The true prevalence of home enteral nutrition (HEN) utilization is unclear and requires further study. HEN therapy has remained virtually unchanged for several decades. However, new trends in HEN are evolving; enteral nutrition is undergoing changes ranging from enteral feeding devices, ingredients used, practice innovations, and challenges with reimbursement. A 2006 Joint Commission call to action that reported 2 sentinel events related to misconnections set things into motion for the transition of enteral device connectors to become specific for enteral nutrition use, which will affect patients who receive HEN...
April 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436379/economic-analysis-of-4221-revisions-due-to-periprosthetic-joint-infection-in-poland
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Ireneusz Babiak, Piotr Pędzisz, Jakub Janowicz, Mateusz Kulig, Paweł Małdyk
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is one of the most severe complications of total hip (THA) and total knee (TKA) arthroplasty. The aim of the study is to determine the number and type of hip and knee prosthesis revisions in Poland performed due to infection and reimbursement of the cost of septic revisions and to compare the costs of septic and aseptic revisions in Poland and other countries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The data published for the period 2009-2013 by the National Health Fund (NHF) were analysed and the average cost of septic and aseptic revisions was calculated...
January 26, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436346/development-of-health-technology-assessment-in-romania
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Silvia Gabriela Scintee, Marius Ciutan
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe and analyze the introduction of health technology (HTA) in Romania. METHODS: Based on a review of the literature and legislative documents and personal experiences and observations, the authors describe, evaluate, and explain the background and evolution of the HTA system. RESULTS: Initiatives to introduce HTA in Romania date from the early 1990s, but real steps were taken only in 2012 when the European Union Directive 2011/24/ on the application of patients' rights in cross-border health care had to be passed into Romanian law...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435755/comparison-of-primary-care-physician-reimbursement-rates-in-the-united-states
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Nathan Riley, Kelley Withy, Kevin Rogers, Ragan DuBose-Morris, Tiffany Kurozawa
With a growing shortage of physicians, particularly primary care physicians, the issue of adequate pay in Hawai'i is increasingly important. Anecdotal reports of low pay in Hawai'i have rarely been substantiated. Data from FAIR Health, a company that tracks private insurance reimbursement rates, is compared across the United States (US) for the CPT code 99213. In addition, FAIR Health and Medicare rates are compared for cities with both similar and disparate cost of living to Hawai'i. Hawai'i is in the second lowest quintile for payment in the US for private insurances, and providers are reimbursed significantly lower than in cities with similar cost of living by both Medicare and private insurances...
March 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435495/areas-of-potential-impact-of-the-patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-on-ems-a-synthesis-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Daniel G Ostermayer, Charles A Brown, William G Fernandez, Emily Couvillon
INTRODUCTION: This comprehensive review synthesizes the existing literature on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) as it relates to emergency medical services (EMS) in order to provide guidance for navigating current and future healthcare changes. METHODS: We conducted a comprehensive review to identify all existing literature related to the ACA and EMS and all sections within the federal law pertaining to EMS. RESULTS: Many changes enacted by the ACA directly affect emergency care with potential indirect effects on EMS systems...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435485/impact-of-health-policy-changes-on-emergency-medicine-in-maryland-stratified-by-socioeconomic-status
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Laura Pimentel, David Anderson, Bruce Golden, Edward Wasil, Fermin Barrueto, Jon M Hirshon
INTRODUCTION: On January 1, 2014, the financing and delivery of healthcare in the state of Maryland (MD) profoundly changed. The insurance provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) began implementation and a major revision of MD's Medicare waiver ushered in a Global Budget Revenue (GBR) structure for hospital reimbursement. Our objective was to analyze the impact of these policy changes on emergency department (ED) utilization, hospitalization practices, insurance profiles, and professional revenue...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434843/becoming-a-winning-radiology-group-in-a-value-based-medical-reimbursement-system-a-summary-of-the-acr-rbma-practice-leaders-forum-2017
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Suraj Jay Kabadi
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April 20, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434433/overview-on-the-current-implementation-of-health-technology-assessment-in-the-healthcare-system-in-hungary
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Bertalan Németh, Marcell Csanádi, Zoltán Kaló
OBJECTIVES: Our objectives were to assess the current implementation of health technology assessment (HTA) in Hungary and to identify country-specific patterns of challenges and potential improvements. METHODS: We applied a structure that can be used to create HTA implementation roadmaps to evaluate various issues regarding HTA implementation. A comprehensive description of the Hungarian HTA system is presented according to relevant literature and experiences of the authors...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434417/health-technology-assessment-in-central-eastern-and-south-europe-countries-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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Vladimir Guzvic, Tarik Catic, Marina Kostic
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe the healthcare system and health financing in Bosnia and Herzegovina and recent trends in health technology assessment (HTA) placement in the system. METHODS: A short review of PubMed published literature has been conducted using key words related to reimbursement, HTA, and health policy. We also revised legislation in Bosnia and Herzegovina published in Official Gazettes related to healthcare financing and organization...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
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