Quality Measurement Group

Research and Development of Healthcare Quality Measures

Press

Hospitals need networks to prevent readmissions.” Kaiser Health News, October 2, 2012.

The fraying hospital safety net.” New York Times, September 6, 2012.

Study shows both safety-nets and non-safety-nets provide quality care.” Healthcare Finance News. August 8, 2012.

Despite financial challenges, safety-net hospitals provide high quality care.” News.Yale.edu. August 6, 2012.

NQF Endorses All-Cause Unplanned Readmissions Measures.” National Quality Forum Press Release. April 24, 2012.

Medicare Hospital Quality Chartbook

Medicare Hospital Quality Chartbook 2012: Performance Report on Outcome Measures [PDF]. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Publications

Krumholz H.M., Z. Lin, P.S. Keenan, J. Chen, J. S. Ross, E. E. Drye, S. M. Bernheim, Y. Wang, E.H. Bradley, L.F. Han, S-L. T. Normand. 2013. “Relationship Between Hospital Readmission and Mortality Rates for Patients Hospitalized With Acute Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, or Pneumonia.” JAMA 309(6):587-593.

Ross J. S., S. M. Bernheim, Z. Lin, E. E. Drye, J. Chen, S-L. T. Normand, H. M. Krumholz. 2012. "Based on key measures, care quality for Medicare enrollees at safety-net and non-safety-net hospitals was almost equal." Health Affairs 31(8):1-11.

Kulkarni V. T., S. J. Shah, S. M. Bernheim, Y. Wang, S. L. Normand, L. F. Han, M. T. Rapp, E. E. Drye, H. M. Krumholz. 2012. “Regional associations between Medicare Advantage penetration and administrative claims-based measures of hospital outcomes.” Med Care 50(5):406-409.

Drye, E. E., S. L. Normand, Y. Wang, J. S. Ross, G. C. Schreiner, L. Han, M. Rapp, and H. M. Krumholz. 2012. “Comparison of Hospital Risk-Standardized Mortality Rates Calculated by Using In-Hospital and 30-Day Models: An Observational Study With Implications for Hospital Profiling.” Ann Intern Med 156: 19-26.

Chen J., J. S. Ross, M. D. Carlson, Z. Lin, S. L. Normand. S. M. Bernheim, E. E. Drye, S. M. Ling, L. F. Han, M. T. Rapp, H. M. Krumholz. 2012. “Skilled nursing facility referral and hospital readmission rates after heart failure of myocardial infarction.” Am J Med 125(1):100.e1-9.

Lindenauer PK, Normand SL, Drye EE, Lin Z, Goodrich K, Desai MM, Bratzler DW, O'Donnell WJ, Metersky ML, Krumholz HM. 2011. “Development, validation, and results of a measure of 30-day readmission following hospitalization for pneumonia.” J Hosp Med. 2011 Mar;6(3):142-50.

Krumholz H. M., Z. Lin. E. E. Drye, M. M. Desai, L. F. Han, M. T. Rapp, J. A. Mattera, S. L. Normand. 2011. "An administrative claims measure suitable for profiling hospital performance based on 30-day all-cause readmission rates among patients with acute myocardial infarction." Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4(2):243-252.

Bratzler D. W., S. L. Normand, Y. Wang, W. J. O'Donnell, M. Metersky, L. F. Han, M. T. Rapp, H. M. Krumholz. 2011. "An administrative claims model for profiling hospital 30-day mortality rates for pneumonia patients." PLoS One 6(4):e17401.


Technical Reports

2013 Measure Updates & Specifications Reports

AMI, Heart Failure, and Pneumonia Mortality Measures [zip file]. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

AMI, Heart Failure, and Pneumonia Readmission Measures [zip file]. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Hospital-Wide All-Cause Unplanned Readmission Measure (HWR) [zip file]. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Readmission Measure [zip file]; Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Complication Measure [zip file]. Reports prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

COPD Mortality Measure [zip file]. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

COPD Readmission Measure [zip file]. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Stroke Mortality Measure [zip file]. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Stroke Readmission Measure [zip file]. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

AMI Payment Measure [zip file]. Report prepared for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.