Quality and payment: the U.S. experience of typing inpatient and outpatient casemix payments to quality measures and reporting

@article{Shah2009QualityAP,
  title={Quality and payment: the U.S. experience of typing inpatient and outpatient casemix payments to quality measures and reporting},
  author={Javaid Shah},
  journal={BMC Health Services Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={A19 - A19}
}
Introduction Over the past four to five years, the focus in casemix-based payment systems in the United States has shifted more and more towards "value-based-purchasing" and "payfor-performance" measures. The reporting of pre-set quality indicators is now fundamentally in place for both the inpatient prospective-payment system, based on Medicare-Severity Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRGs), and, more recently, the outpatient prospective-payment system, based on Ambulatory Payment Classifications… CONTINUE READING
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