3M Participates in Launch of HHS Initiative to Advance Value and Quality in Health Care
|3M Company, along with other national employers, providers, payers, consumers, and state health organizations, joined President Barack Obama and agency directors from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Wednesday’s kick-off of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network. This bold new HHS initiative, announced in January 2015, seeks to advance value and quality in health care by moving the U.S. health care system toward rewarding health providers for quality of care, rather than quantity.
Read the press release here.
Webinar: Managing the financial and regulatory impact of medical necessity
Medical necessity is complex. And the policies change often. If you don’t get medical necessity right, it can do serious harm to your hospital’s bottom line. Our complimentary webinar, featuring 3M experts Barbara Aubry and Lisa Lanier can help you:
Join us on Thursday, April 9 at 1 p.m. ET.
- Understand the financial impact of medical necessity policies
- Learn about the current challenges and how they affect you
- Discover best practices for managing medical necessity in your organization
Learn more about the complexities and costs of medical necessity in this infographic.
ICD-10 proponents ready to fight any delays linked to 'doc fix'
Richard Averill, director of public policy for 3M Health Information Systems, speaks with Modern Healthcare’s Paul Demko about the chances of another last minute ICD-10 delay.
Case Study: Hospital Executive Council (HEC)
The challenge: For decades, hospitals have used traditional inpatient metrics drawn from clinical or discharge data to improve efficiency, with measures like length of stay. Today, the shift to performance-based payment systems requires new measures and metrics to identify potential opportunities for improving care delivery and patient outcomes while also reducing the risk of financial penalties from adverse outcomes.
The Hospital Executive Council (HEC) of New York took up the challenge, searching for innovative approaches and new data sources to identify and analyze complications and readmissions.
U.S. States: Quality and Cost Innovation
A number of U.S. states have launched healthcare quality initiatives that link patient outcomes to financial incentives. These states are using 3M risk adjustment tools to analyze outcomes and identify preventable readmissions, preventable complications and other types of avoidable care.
Government Health IT spoke with 3M HIS President JaeLynn Williams about states that are leading the way in quality and cost innovation.