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Lau BD, Haut ER, Hobson DB
ICD-9 code-based venous thromboembolism performance targets fail to measure up.
Suboptimal prevention practices have prompted payers to consider hospital-associated Venous thromboembolism (VTE) as a potentially preventable condition for which financial incentives or penalties exist to drive practice improvement. The authors reviewed a subset of hospital-associated VTE that were identified by ICD-9 codes used by a state-run pay-for-performance quality improvement program and discuss their findings.
Citation: Lau BD, Haut ER, Hobson DB . ICD-9 code-based venous thromboembolism performance targets fail to measure up. Am J Med Qual 2016 Sep;31(5):448-53. doi: 10.1177/1062860615583547.
Keywords: Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Quality Indicators (QIs), Prevention, Hospitals, Quality Improvement, Blood Clots, Payment, Provider Performance