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By Jamie Jarmul Md / PhD student at UNC - Chapel Hill, PhD in Health Policy and Management
Kerin B Adelson, Salimah Velji, Kavita Patel, Basit Chaudhry, Catherine Lyons, Rogerio Lilenbaum
Most cancer centers are ill-equipped to pursue value-based payment (VBP) because of limited information on their population's cost of care. Herein, we outline the stepwise approach used by Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven in our pursuit of better value care. First, we addressed institutional barriers. A move toward value required demonstration to Yale-New Haven Health System leadership that OCM would improve patient care, fund new infrastructure, and provide the opportunity to gain experience with VBP without a major threat to the financial stability of the health system...
October 2016: Journal of Oncology Practice
N Gow, C McGuinness, A J Morris, A McLellan, J T Morris, S A Roberts
AIM: To determine the excess costs attributable to surgical site infections (SSI) following primary hip and knee joint arthroplasty at Auckland City Hospital. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study. Cases were patients who developed a SSI following primary hip (THA) and knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgery within 90 days of the procedure. Cases were matched 1:2 with controls; patients whose primary hip and knee arthroplasty procedures were not complicated by infection...
April 1, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
Eric M Padegimas, Kushagra Verma, Benjamin Zmistowski, Richard H Rothman, James J Purtill, Michael Howley
BACKGROUND: Total joint arthroplasty is a large and growing part of the U.S. Medicare budget, drawing attention to how much providers are paid for their services. The purpose of this study was to examine the variables that affect total joint arthroplasty reimbursement. Along with standard economic variables, we include unique health-care variables. Given the focus on value in the Affordable Care Act, the model examines the relationship of the quality of care to total joint arthroplasty reimbursement...
June 15, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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