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Hospital mergers led to diminished quality of care, Elevance study finds

Health Care Dive

The study from the Blues payer is the latest finding hospital acquisitions lead to increased readmissions and higher costs for patients.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona launches subsidiary it hopes will improve quality of care

Fierce Healthcare

When Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona launched Prosano Health Solutions in January for its approximately 1,800 employees, the insurer seems to have liked the results because it now plans to offer | Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona launched Prosano Health Solutions in January for use by about 1,800 of the insurer’s employees.

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Pediatric Associates Selects Innovaccer’s AI Platform to Enhance Quality of Care for 1.5 Million Patients

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Pediatrics Associates , the leading private pediatric primary care group in the US, has partnered with Innovaccer Inc., – The collaboration aims to leverage AI and data analytics to improve the quality of care for Pediatrics Associates’ over 1.5 million patients across 7 states.

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Under Two-Sided Risk Models, Quality Of Care Increases Compared To FFS Medicare

Home Health Care

Data examinations are beginning to shed greater insight on just how much better value-based payment models are for quality of care. When comparing two-sided risk models in Medicare Advantage (MA) versus fee-for-service Medicare programs, the former performed better in all eight quality-of-care metrics.

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Quality of Care at Teaching Hospitals

Healthcare ECONOMIST

A key question then is whether these teaching hospitals provide better quality of care to patients. The study finds that: Quality of care as measured in process of care studies and in longi- tudinal studies of long-term survival of cancer patients tends to be higher at major teaching hospitals.

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Referrals, quality of care and the human connection

Healthcare ECONOMIST

As a health economist who likes to think about the world in a quantitative manner, I do whatever I can to measure quality in a numeric manner. Thus, if I was visiting a primary care physician (PCP) and needed some specialist care, I would want the PCP to refer me to the specialist with the best quality ratings.

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Does the 340B program improve quality of care?

Healthcare ECONOMIST

According to a paper by Smith et al.