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Industry perspective on the future of reporting and paying for quality

Denise Remus, PhD, RN, Clinical Informatics, Premier, Inc., 404 W Greenbriar Lane, Dallas, TX 75208, 214-943-3616, denise_remus@premierinc.com

The CMS/Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration (HQID) Project is the first national project to measure hospital performance and offer additional Medicare payment for top quality care. However the quality measurements and quality improvements have not been made in isolation from other reporting and pay for performance programs. The HQID has provided the environment for industry-wide and nation-wide discussions related to quality data collection, analysis and reporting – key components of any program to publicly report on and reward quality. Other considerations include engaging physicians and aligning hospital and physician incentives. The final session in this panel will draw from the experiences of hospitals participating in the HQID, other national reporting programs (e.g., JCAHO ORYX and Hospital Compare), and private pay-for-performance initiatives to discuss the industry's perspective on the future of quality reporting and payment linked to quality.

Learning Objectives:

  • At the conclusion of the session, the participant in this session will be able to

    Keywords: Hospitals, Quality of Care

    Presenting author's disclosure statement:

    Any relevant financial relationships? Yes
    Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of Relationship
    Premier, Inc. Quality Evaluation Employment (includes retainer), Full-time employee of Premier Inc (VP) and Other (please describe)

    Any company-sponsored training?Yes
    Did the company pay your travel and lodging?Yes
    Were you provide you with slides as part of the training sessions?Yes
    Did you receive an honorarium or consulting fee for participating in the training?No
    Any institutionally-contracted trials related to this submission?No

    I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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