Small Fraction of GI Patients Drive More than 50% of Hospital Costs.
Targeting populations at highest need could improve outcomes, save money. As in other medical conditions, a small fraction of high-need, high-cost patients with gastrointestinal (GI) and liver diseases contribute disproportionately to hospitalization costs, according to a nationwide database analysis published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The study found that across five common diseases, patients in the […]
Physician groups call for tech changes to MIPS.
The American College of Surgeons and American Medical Association want to see the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System promote the utilization of technology other than electronic health records. MIPS includes Promoting Interoperability (PI) reporting requirements—formerly Advancing Care Information (ACI)—which are designed to promote patient engagement and electronic exchange of information using certified EHRs. The Centers for […]
Health IT improving patient safety, care quality.
Providers are seeing benefits from increased utilization of health information technology, according to data from the American Hospital Association. Primarily, the most significant benefits include improvements in patient safety and quality of healthcare, as well as support for new models of care. That’s the finding of two briefs recently released by the AHA based on […]