ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

Performance measurement

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.


Jan 2007 Issue
What Do We Really Know About Patient Satisfaction? [Feature]

The author reviews the literature and offers evidence-based tips about how to improve patient satisfaction.


Jul-Aug 2006 Issue
What Family Physicians Need to Know About Pay for Performance [Feature]

The article examines the current status and future trends of pay-for-performance programs, which reward physicians for meeting defined performance/quality measures.


Jul-Aug 2006 Issue
How Does Your Practice Measure Up? [Feature]

The authors explain the importance of practice data gathering and quality measurement and offer suggestions for identifying and collecting the necessary data.


Nov-Dec 2005 Issue
Look Beyond Your Practice's Bottom Line [Feature]

This article describes two financial tools ? gap and root cause analyses ? to help physicians better understand the financial performance of their practice.


Oct 2005 Issue
Get Better Results With Staff Performance Standards [Feature]

The author describes how a practice can improve staff efficiency and accountability by developing performance standards that measure each staff member's job performance.


May 2005 Issue
The New Model of Care in Family Medicine: What's In It For You? [Feature]

The article will describe the new model of care proposed by the Future of Family Medicine project and will address the barriers and solutions to implementing key components of the new model.


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