Quality measurement in healthcare is critical to evaluating performance and improving healthcare quality. More than just a concept, quality of care is becoming increasingly important to financial survival, as the healthcare industry shifts to value-based reimbursement models. The measures process may pinpoint problem areas, identify what’s working well, drive improvements in healthcare organizations, and, ultimately, play a large role in how an organization is reimbursed.
But measures and the process of measurement can be quite confusing. There are different types of measures, different uses for the different measure types, pros and cons associated with each. Plus, the federal government continually introduces new measures and eliminates redundant ones. With so much at stake, how do you know if you are doing it right?
This full-day event, Mastering Healthcare Quality Performance Measures, is designed to give you a solid understanding of the measures and measures process. It’s not enough to just know how to collect and report on measures – you need to explore the history and trends of quality and patient safety, measures and measurement development, and management’s role in quality management of products and services.
In this information-packed workshop, you will:
Discover what’s new in healthcare quality on Capitol Hill, and what’s on the horizon for Congress as it relates to health care policy with guest speaker Boyce Ginieczki, Ph.D., Director, Congressional Affairs, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Explore the trends and forces shaping the future of the U.S. healthcare services delivery system, with respect to quality and measurement
Master the difference between performance measures, performance measurement and performance management
Know how to decipher a measure specification and calculate a measure
Understand the pros and cons associated with the different measures types
Learn how to interpret results of a measure
Uncover when to use a measure type in which situation
Find out what happens during data validation, what is looked at, and how to prepare with guest speaker Reid Kiser, MS, Kiser Healthcare Solutions, LLC
Learn when risk adjustment is necessary (and what risk adjustment means)
And much, much more.
You don’t have to be a statistician to master measures for your organization. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in this first-ever workshop offering from URAC to get a solid understanding of measures and how the measurement process can bring value to your organization. You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions and engage in discussions with URAC’s Quality, Research and Measurement team.
Director, Congressional Affairs, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,
U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services