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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2015) 40 (4): 761–796.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Eric Kessell; Vishaal Pegany; Beth Keolanui; Brent D. Fulton; Richard M. Scheffler; Stephen M. Shortell Abstract Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have proliferated under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If ACOs are to improve health care quality and lower costs, quality measures will be...
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Published: 01 August 2015
Figure 1 Quality Measures by Patient Experience, Structure, Process, and Outcome Figure 1. Quality Measures by Patient Experience, Structure, Process, and Outcome More
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2006) 31 (4): 773–810.
Published: 01 August 2006
...David G. Stevenson Publicizing quality information has been used as a quality improvement strategy in the acute care sector for more than a decade. Despite research showing mixed results of these efforts, publicly reporting quality measures is currently being pursued as a quality improvement...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2014) 39 (4): 781–809.
Published: 01 August 2014
... settlement and supervised injunction resulted in compliance with minimum staffing and some improvement in quality measures, but quality levels remained below the average California facilities. The litigation also had some negative financial impact on Skilled Healthcare Group's California facilities and...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 2004) 29 (1): 11–42.
Published: 01 February 2004
... process, some contend litigation merely causes quality problems by diverting financial resources away from patient care, and some argue that litigation is duplicating the efforts of the inspection process. Given that the relationship between litigation and inspection-oriented measures of quality is not...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 2013) 38 (3): 479–504.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Kip Sullivan The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) annually publishes two measures of Medicare's administrative expenditures. One of these appears in the reports of the Medicare Boards of Trustees and the other in the National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA). The latest trustees...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 1994) 19 (3): 555–582.
Published: 01 June 1994
...Jacqueline S. Zinn This article identifies factors influencing the degree of competition in the nursing home market. Using data obtained from the 1987 Medicare and Medicaid Automated Certification Survey, the relationship between competition and structural and process measures of quality...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2016) 41 (4): 675–696.
Published: 01 August 2016
... that such surveys are reliable, valid, correlated across individuals and settings with other quality indicators, and predictive of better outcomes. Patient experiences are now routinely measured, and substantial effort is being devoted to providing high-quality patient-centered care. Providing patient...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 1982) 7 (3): 746–748.
Published: 01 June 1982
... control for the level of quality in an empirical model of optometry fees. Quality is measured by three variables-length of visit, type of equipment, and examination complexity-all of which are process measures (that is, they describe the characteristics of the visual examina- tion rather than...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 October 1999) 24 (5): 1127–1135.
Published: 01 October 1999
... and Law tary for managed care plans. Approximately 330 managed care plans out of over 650 plans are accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) or are in various stages of review and approval. Information Reporting and Disclosure While the art of measuring quality of...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 2006) 31 (3): 531–556.
Published: 01 June 2006
... individual consumers. For example, the Medicare Modernization Act linked Medicare payment updates to hospitals’ public reporting of ten quality measures. Within a year of the law’s adoption, 98 percent of the nation’s hospitals began reporting data (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 2006) 31 (3): 557–567.
Published: 01 June 2006
... improve incen- tives for providers to lower costs and enhance quality and for consumers to seek lower prices and better quality. Specifically, the report recommends that private payers, governments, and providers should improve measures of price and quality, furnish more information on prices and...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 October 2000) 25 (5): 998–1001.
Published: 01 October 2000
... quality, and approaches to synergism, with additional introductory and closing chapters by the editors. I am not a naturally sympathetic reviewer of this volume, not being from the world of health promotion and being a published advocate of quantitative, outcome-oriented measures of health as the...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 April 1980) 5 (2): 375–380.
Published: 01 April 1980
.... Robert Brook, Kathleen Williams, and Allyson Avery provide a com- prehensive review and assessment of methodologic problems in the mea- surement of health care quality. Their call to conceptualize and measure quality rather than detect deficiencies is an important...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 1987) 12 (1): 53–76.
Published: 01 February 1987
... alternatives (DeNovo and Shearer 1978; Van Ellet 1979). This study empirically examines the effectiveness of various state regulatory efforts in the supplemental health insurance market. Specifically, it measures the impact of state regulations on the quality of sup- plemental health insurance...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 2006) 31 (3): 473–496.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Peter J. Hammer The American health care system embodies a complex amalgamation of fractured and conflicting parts. As such, any call to enhance quality or competition necessarily presupposes some ability to introduce greater harmony and coordination. But how does one make a complicated system work...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 October 2009) 34 (5): 777–827.
Published: 01 October 2009
... observable measures of treatment quality improve when the hospital or physician provides a higher volume, mea- sured by the number of patients receiving a particular specialized proce- dure or service. Reviews by Dudley et al. (2000); Halm, Lee, and Chassin (2002); and Gandjour, Bannenberg, and...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 1987) 12 (3): 409–426.
Published: 01 June 1987
... va- lidity of the variables used in the study is not an issue of primary importance. Interpreting data on profiles of individual hospital quality and prices is difficult conceptually and empirically, yet the development of quantitative measures is an important aspect of effective selective...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2009) 34 (4): 649–670.
Published: 01 August 2009
... countries for many reasons, among them differences in income and tastes, not to mention the problem of finding standard measures of quality. Consequently, the real question is not whether quality is higher or lower in the United States than in other countries, but whether quality in the United...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 1988) 13 (1): 167–178.
Published: 01 February 1988
... quantity and quality problems presented by the AIDS virus. Alternative approaches to blood collection which allow personal benefitssuch as donor designation or monetary paymentsmay be necessary to supply the nation's blood demands in the future. Copyright © 1988 by Duke University Press 1988...