This is the first in a yearlong series of articles in which H&HN Senior Writer Marty Stempniak will focus on crucial lessons from hospitals that have responded to the epidemic of violence plaguing our nation. Stempniak will examine mass casualty ev…
Two organizations that have played major roles in promoting quality healthcare are merging, according to a joint announcement Monday from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the National Patient Safety Foundation. IHI CEO Derek Feeley will lead the combined organizations, which together are calling for a “coordinated system-wide effort geared at providing safe care delivery across all aspects of care.”
In 2016, CMS launched the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR), a program expected to last five years. Seen as a major step toward transforming care delivery in Medicare, CMS’ goal is to incentivize providers to coordinate care across treatment settings, while reducing unnecessary services and expanding initiatives that hasten patients’ recovery.
Though much of the debate around a Republican-led effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has centered around insurance and reforms to the law’s coverage mandates, for providers some of the biggest, and best, changes came from the law’s push for payment and delivery innovation. IHI’s Don Berwick shares his views on the ACA’s dual themes: offering more and better health insurance and innovating care delivery.