By LCDR Karen Chaves MHS – AHRQ’s 2016 National Quality and Disparities Report showed overall quality of the Nation’s health care continued to improve from 2000 to 2015, but the quality of care was often uneven when measured between racial, ethnic, and income groups.Read More
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By Dustyn Williams MD – Healthcare’s quality movement has come a long way since the Institute of Medicine released its ground-breaking report, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, which launched the industry into a period of soul searching.
By David Squires & David Blumenthal MD – There’s a lot to absorb in the proposed rule for implementing “MACRA”—the sprawling, bipartisan law passed in 2015 aimed at moving Medicare physician payment from rewarding volume to rewarding value. One question attracting scrutiny is whether the reforms will favor larger practices at the expense of smaller ones.