The questions are being asked across the pond. It is now a global concern to better understand the accuracy of predictions.
A 70% error rate is unacceptable for assessing quality.
It won’t happen to me. That is how I’ve felt for many years. Yesterday I spent 3 hours working on a spreadsheet of patient outcomes that was the result of a utilization company poorly categorizing the quality of care I provide. As of yesterday, I felt the sting of poor risk adjustment.
I’m sitting on pins and needles just waiting for the recent article on what happens when outcomes are not risk adjusted to be published ahead of print in Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. I’m told it should be any day now….
When we think of value based purchasing, our thoughts typically focus on quality level, incentives and penalties.
Ghosts, goblins and zombies are today’s focus for many kids (and adults). Of course, there are some of us more focused on candy and treats. I read a recent article that brings scary and treats (or lack of treats) into the real health care world.
Recently National Quality Forum released findings from a two-year trial to determine if social risk factors should be risk adjusted when determining outcomes. It appears that it may not be easy to obtain social factors. A recent article highlights not only the social determinants of health, but also the ways in which these factors can be […]
Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO) released newly advanced risk adjustment models that allow healthcare providers, patients and payers to fairly compare outcomes of care. New risk adjustment models have been developed for multiple Orthopedic conditions and Pelvic Floor (Urinary and Bowel conditions). “The most exciting advancement centers around being able to risk adjust for […]
Payments focused on value are imminent. For successful value based purchasing, you will need to be savvy with what risk adjustment entails. If you do not understand the concept of risk adjustment, your payment future is at risk.
This may sound crazy, but it seems that science is now catching up and statistically indicating that there really may be differences between clinicians and clinics. Let me take a step back real quick. Whenever the outcome of your service is predicted, you want your data risk adjusted. Whenever your services are compared, you want risk […]