Performance measurement

September/October 2014 Issue
Health Confidence: A Simple, Essential Measure for Patient Engagement and Better Practice [Feature]

Asking patients this one question can lead to better outcomes.

September/October 2014 Issue
Gambling on the Transition From Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Care [Opinion]

Dedicating increasing amounts of income and personal time to lead and manage quality programs is not sustainable.

September/October 2014 Issue
Controlling Hypertension: Focusing on "Why" Makes "How" a Lot Easier [Feature]

Understanding the power of quality data and then starting with a few specific measures leads to improved blood pressure rates.

January/February 2011 Issue
Should Your Practice Participate in a Quality-Reporting Program? [Feature]

The authors, who have published results of a study of the costs and benefits of participating in the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI), Improving Performance in Practice (IPIP), Bridges to Excellence (BTE) and a North Carolina program (Ann Fam Med 7:495-503 [2009]) offer practical suggestions based on their research.

January/February 2010 Issue
The Physician Quality Reporting Initiative: Secrets to Success [Feature]

This article shares one practice's success story with the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) and provides readers with experienced advice and tips on reporting successfully.

Mar-Apr 2009 Issue
Practicing Excellence: Your Role in Practice Transformation [Feature]

This article describes how one medical group transformed itself from good to great through steps like creating organizational goals, measuring and reporting physician performance and training physicians.

Jul-Aug 2008 Issue
Eight Steps to a Chart Audit for Quality [Feature]

The article describes a step-by-step process to performing chart audits for assessing quality of care in a practice.

Feb 2008 Issue
Practice Measurement: A New Approach for Demonstrating the Worth of Your Work [Feature]

The article will explain how to use the patient experience as an easy way to measure practice function and outcomes and how to correct performance gaps.

Nov-Dec 2007 Issue
Payer Trend: 'Tiering' Physicians and 'Steering' Patients [Feature]

The article describes how health plans use physician profiling and advises readers about the options they and their practices have for working within in this system.

Jun 2007 Issue
Measuring for Medicare: The Physician Quality Reporting Initiative [Feature]

Starting in July 2007, physicians can earn Medicare bonus money by tracking their performance in certain areas; the article helps them set up their practices to take advantage of the opportunity.

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