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Berenson R, Singh H. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37:1828-1835.
The use of value-based payment models to advance quality improvement in health care has yet to be applied to improving diagnosis. This commentary suggests that refining the Medicare coding, developing new alternative payment models, and utilizing timeliness and accuracy as payment triggers could drive tracking and analysis of weaknesses in diagnosis to catalyze improvements in diagnostic performance.
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Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014;40:195-218.
Articles in this special issue highlight the achievements of the 2013 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award honorees. The projects include a discharge handoff tool, a surgical briefing and debriefing, and a statewide campaign to reduce preventable readmissions.
Pear R. New York Times. August 19, 2007.
This article reports on a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule mandating that Medicare will no longer pay for treating certain preventable errors starting in 2008, including some hospital-acquired infections, decubitus ulcers, and retained foreign bodies. The policy is generating considerable discussion in patient safety circles, with some expressing concerns regarding the economic impact on hospitals and the increased efforts it is likely to create for hospitals to document certain patient problems present at the time of admission.