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Kerri L Cavanaugh
Patient experience surveys provide a critical and unique perspective on the quality of patient-centered healthcare delivery. These surveys provide a mechanism to systematically express patients' voice on topics valued by patients to make decisions about choices in care. They also provide an assessment to healthcare organizations about their service that cannot be obtained from any other source. Regulatory agencies have mandated the assessment of patients' experience as part of healthcare value based purchasing programs and weighted the results to account for up to 30% of the total scoring...
March 2016: Seminars in Dialysis
Alan S Kliger
Recent federal legislation establishes a merit-based incentive payment system for physicians, with a scorecard for each professional. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services evaluate quality of care with clinical performance measures and have used these metrics for public reporting and payment to dialysis facilities. Similar metrics may be used for the future merit-based incentive payment system. In nephrology, most clinical performance measures measure processes and intermediate outcomes of care. These metrics were developed from population studies of best practice and do not identify opportunities for individualizing care on the basis of patient characteristics and individual goals of treatment...
February 5, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Michelle M Richardson, Megan E Grobert
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November 2014: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Robert Wood, Carly J Paoli, Ron D Hays, Gavin Taylor-Stokes, James Piercy, Matthew Gitlin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) End Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System and Quality Incentive Program requires that dialysis centers meet predefined criteria for quality of patient care to ensure future funding. The CMS selected the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems In-Center Hemodialysis (CAHPS-ICH) survey for the assessment of patient experience of care. This analysis evaluated the psychometric properties of the CAHPS-ICH survey in a sample of hemodialysis patients...
June 6, 2014: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
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