Relating illness complexity to reimbursement in CKD patients

  title={Relating illness complexity to reimbursement in CKD patients},
  author={Russell Bessette and Randy L. Carter},
  booktitle={International journal of nephrology and renovascular disease},
BACKGROUND Despite significant investments of federal and state dollars to transition patient medical records to an all-electronic system, a chasm still exists between health care quality and payment for it. A major reason for this gap is the difficulty in evaluating health care outcomes based on claims data. Since both payers and patients may not appreciate how illness complexity impacts treatment outcomes, it is difficult to determine fair provider compensation. OBJECTIVES Chronic kidney… CONTINUE READING
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