healthcare costs

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 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.