Quality improvement is central to achieving high-value care. Learn how we collaborate with all industry stakeholders to identify and bridge measurement gaps and advance patient care.
Tune into our first episode of Avalere’s Journal Club Review podcast series on Avalere Health Essential Voice. In this segment, Courtney Ramus, Consultant in the Center for Healthcare Transformation and Jasmine Nicole Namata, Associate in the Associate Immersion Program discuss the findings, themes, and relevant application of a contemporary healthcare publication.
In December 2019, Avalere Health and Endocrine Society launched the first quality measurement set designed to help providers assess how well they identify and care for older adults at greater risk of hypoglycemia – low blood sugar that can be a dangerous complication of diabetes.
Citing alarming statistics that nearly 1 of every 2 older Americans is at risk of malnutrition and that disease-associated malnutrition in older adults is estimated to cost nearly $53 billion annually, a broad group of advocates has presented a updated roadmap for a continuing national effort to help millions of Americans who suffer from malnutrition or could be at risk as they age. The expected rising incidence of malnutrition amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic makes it even more critical to advance solutions across all points of care.
Avalere Health and the Endocrine Society launch hypoglycemia clinical tools.
Avalere collaborates with the Endocrine Society and Pottstown Medical Specialists to launch a quality improvement intervention study aimed at addressing care gaps in the identification and management of hypoglycemia in older adults with type 2 diabetes.
On July 9, Health & Human Services (HHS) announced the formation of the Quality Summit (QS), as directed by a recent executive order aimed at improving price and quality transparency.
This past spring, Avalere and MITRE experts presented “Implementation of the Core Quality Measures Collaborative (CQMC) Core Measure Sets by Public Payers: Successes and Opportunities” at the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) annual meeting.
Avalere supports development of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Care Referral Pathway, which aims to coordinate care and optimize referral practices among different clinicians that treat patients with IBD.
Care pathways can help providers make evidence-based decisions about where to focus care improvement efforts.
Avalere served as the document manager for the 2019 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, released on March 17 at the ACC.19 Scientific Session. This guideline includes practical and concise evidence-based guidance for clinicians on the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Christie Teigland, PhD, has been invited to serve on the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) Executive Research Advisory Council (ERAC).
Avalere is excited to join the CQMC as quality measurement experts in an effort to further inform a discussion focused on core measure sets to assess the quality of American healthcare.
To better understand key motivations and barriers to using PROs in clinical care, Avalere conducted a literature review, identified existing PRO-PMs in use by payers through our proprietary quality measures database, and conducted interviews with early adopters of PROs. In this paper, we provide our findings and recommendations for next steps.
The findings, published in The Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism, will guide a pilot study to assess interventions to improve the identification and management of diabetes patients at high risk for hypoglycemia.
In this short video, Kristi Mitchell, Senior Vice President, discusses strategies to improve patient outcomes and excel in a value-based care environment.
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule that makes changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for 2018, the second year of the program created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
The number of CMS-approved QCDRs tied to payment grows by more than 60% in 2017.
In June 2016, Avalere in collaboration with the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Cancer Support Community, Community Oncology Alliance, and Patient Advocate Foundation, and with support from Bristol-Myers Squibb, brought together a variety of healthcare stakeholders in a national Dialogue to discuss challenges and opportunities surrounding the advancement of quality in cancer care.
Avalere Vice President, Christie Teigland, PhD, was recently appointed to the Pharmacy Quality Alliance’s (PQA) Quality Metrics Expert Panel (QMEP) for a three-year term effective January 1, 2017.
New quality measures to address malnutrition among hospitalized older adults are now being evaluated by the National Quality Forum (NQF) for endorsement, and by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for inclusion in their Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program.