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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Schlesinger M, Grob R, Shaller D
Using patient-reported information to improve clinical practice.
The purposes of this study were to assess what is known about the relationship between patient experience measures and incentives designed to improve care, and to identify how public policy and medical practices can promote patient-valued outcomes in health systems with strong financial incentives. It concluded that unless public policies are attentive to patients' perspectives, stronger financial incentives for clinicians can threaten aspects of care that patients most value.
Citation: Schlesinger M, Grob R, Shaller D . Using patient-reported information to improve clinical practice. Health Serv Res 2015 Dec;50 Suppl 2:2116-54. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12420.
Keywords: Quality Improvement, Quality of Care, Patient Experience, Provider Performance, Policy, Value, Payment, Public Reporting
Schulz J, DeCamp M, Berkowitz SA
Medicare Shared Savings Program: public reporting and shared savings distributions.
The objectives of this paper are to determine if Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) accountable care organizations (ACOs) are meeting public reporting requirements related to shared savings plans, to quantitate the composition of shared savings distribution plans, and to investigate whether early ACO success is associated with specific plan or ACO characteristics. The authors found that just over one-half of MSSP ACOs report detailed shared savings distribution plans online, and these plans vary widely. They concluded that there appears to be no single shared savings distribution plan determinate of ACO success.
Citation: Schulz J, DeCamp M, Berkowitz SA . Medicare Shared Savings Program: public reporting and shared savings distributions. Am J Manag Care 2015 Aug;21(8):546-53.
Keywords: Quality of Care, Payment, Policy, Medicare, Public Reporting