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February 26, 2013 - Medicare recently began financially penalizing hospitals that have higher-than-expected rates of 30-day readmissions for select conditions. To understand the impact, researchers talked with teams participating in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's initiative.
June 12, 2013 - Touching on some of the critical concepts in health care reform, this brief explains why primary care is so important to patients and also to the country's bottom line.
June 6, 2013 - Commonwealth Fund–supported researchers examined the change in readmission rates over a two-year period and the relationship between these rates and other commonly used measures of hospital quality.
March 14, 2013 - This webinar provided highlights from the Premier Research Institute's study of 59 hospitals involved in a national accountable care collaborative, as well as feedback from two participating organizations.
In this issue: a report on Medicare's Data Sharing for Performance Measurement program and the potential of all-payer claims databases to shed light on health care's quality and costs.