AHRQ reports continued gains in health care quality

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Health care quality is improving overall, especially in hospitals, and more people have health care coverage and a usual source of medical care since the Affordable Care Act took effect, according to a new report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The report combines the agency’s annual... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, Medicare, Coverage, equity, access

CMS releases Medicare Advantage quality data for racial and ethnic minorities

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of Minority Health today released data detailing the quality of care received by people with Medicare Advantage by racial or ethnic group. The database presents measures on patient experience and clinical care as collected through the Healthcare... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: Medicare, Coverage, equity

Collaborative announces consensus on core measure sets for certain clinicians

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The Core Quality Measures Collaborative, a public-private effort to align and simplify quality measures for physicians and other clinicians, has reached consensus on core quality measures for certain primary and specialty care providers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and America’s Health... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, physicians, Medicare, Coverage, Medicaid

Report: Health care quality continues to improve

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The nation has made clear progress in improving the health care delivery system to achieve the three aims of better care, smarter spending and healthier people, according to the 2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, released Friday by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. But... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, child health, Coverage, equity, access, HAC, hospital-acquired conditions

Building the Future Together

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What does it mean to be a hospital in a rapidly transforming health care environment?  As hospitals move from fee-for-service to value-based payment models, they increasingly are focusing on improving quality, providing better coordinated care and working to achieve good health in the communities they... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Coverage, Redefining the H, access

CMS's Tavenner to step down at end of February

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After five years at CMS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner today told staff she will leave the agency at the end of February. Andy Slavitt, currently principal deputy administrator, will become acting administrator, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage
Tags: quality improvement, Coverage

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