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Quality Of Care

Healthcare Leaders Air Concerns about NQF SDS Trial Period

March 20, 2017 - A group of healthcare organizations wrote a letter to the National Quality Forum (NQF) calling for a one-year extension of the Sociodemographic (SDS) Trial Period that evaluates how social factors impact a hospital's or provider’s ability to influence patient outcomes and healthcare costs. The American Hospital Association (AHA), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), America’s...

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Should Accountable Care Organizations Include Social Services?

by Vera Gruessner

While government agencies, healthcare payers, and medical organizations put their efforts and hopes in advancing accountable care organizations (ACOs), these healthcare delivery reforms lack significant social service interventions, according...

Top 3 Reasons to Partner with Accountable Care Organizations

by Vera Gruessner

With value-based care reimbursement becoming the standard across health insurance companies and medical facilities around the country, stakeholders are investing more time and resources in accountable care organizations (ACOs). Why should healthcare...

Humana Spent $93M in Quality Payments for Provider Network

by Vera Gruessner

The national payer Humana announced in a company press release earlier this week that it has reimbursed more than $93.6 million to more than 4,000 provider groups countrywide participating in their Provider Quality Rewards Program. These particular...


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