Christopher Guadagnino, PhD
Bipartisan Proposal to Repeal SGR Plan Likely to be Reintroduced
January 1, 2013
The Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act of 2012 would replace the sustainable growth rate formula with a cost-effective model designed to promote quality and value through coordinated patient care
Soaring Healthcare Expenses Draw Attention to Price Transparency As Cost Control
December 2, 2012
Physicians encouraged to consider impact of diagnostic and treatment decisions to help cut costs
Healthcare Quality Accounting Metrics Need Improvement
November 1, 2012
Patient-centered quality reporting aims to refine performance measures for healthcare providers
Patient Satisfaction Critical to Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program
October 1, 2012
Although patients' happiness is hard to gauge, 30% of the federal program's financial incentive is based upon how well hospitals score on patient satisfaction surveys
Is ‘Meaningful Use’ Safe?
August 29, 2012
Despite CMS praise, clinicians are wary of health IT shortcomings
Established Performance Metrics Help CMS Expand Its Value-Based Purchasing Program
July 31, 2012
CMS is marching toward a value-based payment modifier program that will adjust physician reimbursement based on the relative quality and efficiency of care they provide.
Hospitalists Can Help Solve Residency Duty-Hour Issues
July 3, 2012
HM appears well-positioned to benefit from changes brought about under the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s residency program regulations.
CER: Friend or Foe?
May 25, 2012
Nationwide push is helping comparative-effectiveness research gain traction—and funding.
Partnership for Patients: CMS’ Ambitious Program for Patient Safety Improvement
March 31, 2012
The goal is to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions by 40% and decrease preventable complications during transitions of care to reduce hospital readmissions by 20%
Massachusetts Healthcare Law Highlights Implications for National Healthcare Reform
February 29, 2012
The Massachusetts experience represents a microcosm of what might be expected on a national scale with the Affordable Care Act: success in covering the uninsured, but persistent access and cost challenges that can only be overcome with fundamental payment reform.