Tag Archives: health outcomes

Understanding the risks of incomplete medical coding

Information that could affect readmission risks, reimbursement, quality assessments and more is missing from medical records according to a recent study. MedPageToday reported on the study, conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and published in November 2015 in the journal PLOS ONE. The researchers compared two large databases – one based on claims […]
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Documenting diagnoses makes a difference in care quality.

An often-repeated statistic warns that 8 million Americans have diabetes and don’t know it. There are similar claims about other chronic illnesses, like hypertension and chronic heart failure. If a patient doesn’t know they are missing a diagnosis, their health care provider may not either. The white paper Accurate coding: The foundation of accountable care explains that […]
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ISPOR: Focusing on the Patient

For the past 17 years, attendance at the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Annual International Meeting has grown from under 500 in attendance at the first conference held in 1996 to an expected turnout of more than 3,000 during the May 18-22, 2013 meeting in New Orleans.