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potential of claims data to support the measurement of health care quality

Jennifer Hicks

potential of claims data to support the measurement of health care quality

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Published by RAND in Santa Monica, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Medical care -- United States -- Evaluation,
  • Health insurance claims -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-251)

    StatementJennifer Hicks
    SeriesDissertation / Rand Graduate School -- RGSD-171, Dissertation (Rand Graduate School) -- RGSD-171
    ContributionsRand Graduate School
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 251 p. ;
    Number of Pages251
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15389763M

    The most notable implication of healthcare reform on quality outcomes measurement and reporting is that quality, explicitly measured, will be more tightly linked to overall economic success through the emergence of achievement-based bonuses, value-based purchasing, and exchange-enabled competition among health insurers.


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The Potential of Claims Data to Support the Measurement of Health Care Quality Jennifer Hicks R DISSERTATION This document was prepared as a dissertation in March in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Policy Analysis at.

The author examines whether the use of claims data for measuring health care quality is being fully realized and identifies the types of electronic data, if available, that could increase the potential for quality measurement. The strengths and limitations of quality measurement with claims data were assessed through two separate analyses.

Get this from a library. The potential of claims data to support the measurement of health care quality. [Jennifer Hicks; Rand Graduate School.] -- Current information suggests that millions of Americans fail to receive adequate quality health care. The author examines whether the use of claims data for measuring health care quality is being.

This article discusses data that might be used for measuring quality of care, for health care administrative purposes, and for tracking the use of technologies. The advantages and limitations of administrative data banks for research purposes and some process-of-care Cited by: Using Healthcare Claims Data for Outcomes Research and Pharmacoeconomic Analyses.

health data can be a potential and inexpensive alternative to study large population to understand this. Databases Used for Hospital Quality Measures Hospital data are available from a myriad of sources, including individual hospitals and hospital associations, State and regional data organizations, health planning or health data organizations at the state level, departments of health, and Federal agencies.

Please note that when calculating percentages the denominator should include all individuals (within a specified group, e.g., females) covered by the health plan rather than only those who had a health claim during a specified time period.

(See table below for examples.) Potential Types of Health Claims Data Related to Worksite Health. Quality measures are tools that help us measure or quantify healthcare processes, outcomes, patient perceptions, and organizational structure and/or systems that are associated with the ability to provide high-quality health care and/or that relate to one or more quality goals for health care.

A GUIDE TO USING DATA FOR HEALTH CARE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT 5 Data and quality improvement Quality improvement is now a driving force in health care and is an essential aspect of service delivery at all levels. Put simply, quality is everyone’s business. But, unless we measure, it’s diffi cult to know exactly.

It is difficult, however, to measure coordination and communication among providers on a large scale using available administrative data. 10, 11 To help address this need, we previously developed a novel metric we term ‘care density,’ which uses health insurance claims data to measure how often a patient’s doctors share patients with one Cited by: Technically, AHRQ defines a quality measure as a mechanism to assign a quantity to quality of care by comparison to a criterion.

Health care quality measurement for children is the process of using a scientifically sound tool to assess the extent to which children are receiving quality health care in any of the IOM quality domains.

Learn about quality measures that help measure or quantify health care processes, outcomes, patient perceptions, and organizational systems. Quality Measures -- Practice Management. Measures based on claims would be limited to: (1) assessing whether consumers with an indicated need for treatment (that is, those with a specific diagnosis) receive any psychotherapy; and (2) counting the number of visits over a specific period of time.

Advantages. Claims data are low-cost/low-burden. Using claims data is a low-cost, low. The availability of data to support quality measures is a key challenge ().Historically, Medicaid quality measurement has relied on state agency health plan claims data, as these tend to be relatively inexpensive to obtain and by: 8.

the claims processor’s screen, eliminating the painful and time-consuming process of sifting back through paper trails and reports. Automating the claims process redefines every step of the health care claim analysis. And by doing so, it reshapes the role of everyone involved in processing a Size: 1MB.

Most claims-based measures are process based, evaluating if appropriate services are provided for specified groups of patients, or identifying potential over-utilization of services, but claims data are not the sole source of quality measurement. Survey data are often used for patient satisfaction and operational measures, and there is.

This policy paper extends the IOM's efforts to inform policymakers, provider organizations and clinicians, purchasers, and consumers about the measurement of health care quality—its uses, methods, promise and current challenges.

It is based on a conference held at the IOM in September“Measuring Quality of Care: State of The Art" and. A health care paradox: measuring and reporting quality has become a barrier to improving it.

By Jerry Penso. But where it is relatively easy to track claims data. Measurement of safety and quality is fundamental to health care delivery. A variety of measures are needed to fully understand the system; quantitative and qualitative measures are both useful in different ways. Measures need to be valid, reliable, accurate, timely, collectable, meaningful, relevant and important to those who will use by: At one level, automation can be a good solution, while at another level it can create a different set of data quality issues.

Implementation of health care analytics with Big Data is enabled by a. the need to cut back on health care services. Others focus instead on the potential for making more resources available for health care by reducing the waste in the system.

The AQA Alliance (see p. 7), in order to clarify the place of effi ciency in health care quality measurement, hasFile Size: KB. 5 Reasons Healthcare Data Is Unique and Difficult to Measure Dan LeSueur, Senior Vice Such is the case with claims data versus clinical data.

A patient’s broken arm looks like an image in the medical record but appears as ICD-9 code in the claims data. Population Health and Care Management. Regulatory Measures. Value-Based Care. This page contains brief descriptions of each measure type and how the data for that measure is calculated.

The Downloads section below provides links to technical documentation, tables identifying which Home Health Quality Measures are risk-adjusted and reported publicly, and additional resources. If you want to find out how Big Data is helping to make the world a better place, there’s no better example than the uses being found for it in healthcare.

The. 5 Quality Issues in the Use of Administrative Data Records quality of care problems and health disparities that warrant further investigation (Iezzoni, ; Ballard & Duncan, ). Additionally, they are beneficial in studying low prevalence disorders, such as schizophrenia, or rare events, where there is high service use and costs for a smallFile Size: KB.

Why Patient-Reported Outcomes Data is Key to Healthcare Quality Patient-reported outcomes data is at the heart of truly effective value-based care and quality improvement, says the National Quality Forum. Collaborative Measurement Development: To achieve the potential of the population health perspective, public health officials, health system leaders, and others must work together to develop sets of population health measures that are suitable for different purposes yet are harmonized so that together they can help to improve a community’s by: 8.

Improving Patient Safety and Health Care Quality through Health Information Technology AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SURVEY IT SUPPLEMENT BRIEF #3 JULY 1 The potential to improve patient safety and quality through better information sharing and guidance around best practices is a critical component of theFile Size: KB.

The benefit of using both claims data and electronic medical record data in health care analysis White Paper for this condition over a one-year period. In this study,3 results of a blood test (the estimated glomerular filtration rate or eGFR) were used to determine whether or not kidney disease existed.

Quality measures seek to measure the degree to which evidence-based treatment guidelines are followed, where indicated, and assess the results of care. The use of quality measurement helps strengthen accountability and support performance improvement initiatives at numerous levels.

These measures can be used to demonstrate a variety of activities and health care outcomes for particular. Measures and are based on the amount of care a hospital furnishes to low-income patients as measured through claims data, i.e. the proportion of days or discharges attributable to low-income patients.

Inpatient claims data can also be used to measure the hospital's percentage of gross inpatient revenues attributable to low-income patients (). Using Claims to Report Quality Measures MIPS in You can use claims to report quality measures for the MIPS program in To report on quality measures via claims, you will need to include additional ICD, CPT, HCPCS and G-codes within claims a “cost” of $ or $ on the claim.

(Note that the measure in this example is an File Size: KB. At a health system level, measurement dashboards and packages of well-developed quality measures can optimally drive a health care or cancer care organization. In conclusion, processes for documenting clinical data have evolved over the past 15 years and will continue to do by:   The first is the aforementioned move from a pay-for-service model, which financially rewards caregivers for performing procedures, to a value-based care model, which rewards them based on the health of their patient populations.

Healthcare data analytics will enable the measurement and tracking of population health, thereby enabling this by: 1. Patient-centered outcomes have taken center stage as the primary means of measuring the effectiveness of health care delivery. It is commonly acknowledged that patients' reports of their health and quality of life, and their satisfaction with the quality of care and services, are as important as many clinical health.

Quality Measurement and Improvement Plan (Health Effectiveness Data Information Set) as agreed upon by the CIWG are calculated and reported annually. Additional quality measures as defined by the Investigation of reported and/or identified potential quality of care Size: KB.

Statistics are important to health care companies in measuring performance success or failure. By establishing benchmarks, or standards of service excellence, quality improvement managers can measure future outcomes. Analysts map the overall growth and viability of a health care company using statistical data gathered over time.

Product Development. the focus of many health care quality improvement efforts—at both the local provider and national levels—and are used as effective tools for provider behavior change.

Outcomes Measures: Outcomes measures in health care quality measurement are the only measures that truly quantify the effect that health care has on the Size: KB.

They try to impose a national solution on local issues. The second principle gets to the heart of the problem with Coile's "three Ps": focusing solely on cost will jeopardize the quality of health care.

With no other concrete data from which to judge the quality of care, focusing solely on price is an employer's only : John Kajander. Start studying health delivery chp Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

in order to help define and measure quality in health care organizations, you must examine three domains. One of those domains is risk. mandated creation of a national database to provide data legal actions against.

Take Quality Measures to the Next Level We need to leverage the electronic health record to provide real-time data to improve care. By Mark Jarrett Contributor Oct. 24,at p.m.A brief look at the evolution of quality in modern health care systems may help understand the need to improve performance measurement.

More than 30 years ago, a physician named Avedis Donabedian proposed a model for assessing health care quality based on structures, processes and outcomes.Key for Health IT Advances.

Upgrading to ICD is a necessary step in realizing health IT potential. ICD data are more easily retrieved in electronic format than ICDCM data. 7 Because the code set is more robust and up-to-date, it offers better mapping from SNOMED CT, a terminology used to capture the clinical detail of a care episode Cited by: