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Diagnostic Errors, Measuring Performance Among Top Healthcare Quality Issues for 2016

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by Sabriya Rice, January 1, 2016 in Modern Healthcare

A focus on individual physician performance, reducing diagnostic errors, standardizing performance measures and rethinking patient satisfaction will be among the top agenda items for healthcare quality and safety leaders in 2016.

Dr. John Toussaint, CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, said there will be a greater focus on individual physicians when it comes to quality reporting and value-based payment in 2016. He pointed to Medicare’s new value-based physician payment system for which providers must begin preparing even though it doesn’t go into effect until 2019. The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System makes it easier to analyze episodes of care delivered by individual doctors. “It’s been a slow change, but it’s clearly what we need to do to get off of the fee-for-service gravy train,” Toussaint said.

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