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The Scientific Method: Putting the VBP Program Under the Microscope

The Scientific Method: Putting the VBP Program Under the Microscope

As clinicians, we are all first and foremost scientists. We have been trained on the “scientific method” - to clearly understand the problem, the hypothesis, the interventions, the outcome, and the implications for future study. 

CMS Dollars Part IV: VBP Made Simple - Slot Machines and High Roller Tables

CMS Dollars Part IV:  VBP Made Simple - Slot Machines and High Roller Tables

Do you enjoy a good game of poker or blackjack? Does anteing up money, taking calculated risks, and hoping for financial reward get you excited? I bet you never imagined that your hospitals and doctors would have to participate in similar games!

CMS Dollars Part II: HRRP Made Simple - The Boomerang Effect

CMS Dollars Part II: HRRP Made Simple - The Boomerang Effect

Hospital readmissions account for a huge portion of US healthcare costs. As clinicians we are always trying to understand the root cause of why one of our patients might bounce back. In some circles, we refer to this as the boomerang effect.