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.
Avalere Supports Development of the 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
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).
Teigland Invited to Serve on PQA Executive Research Advisory Council
Christie Teigland, PhD, has been invited to serve on the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) Executive Research Advisory Council (ERAC).
Avalere Joins Core Quality Measures Collaborative
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.
Adopting Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Care
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 Endocrine Society and Avalere Experts Publish Findings on Hypoglycemia Prevention in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
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.
Video: Develop Quality Measures
In this short video, Kristi Mitchell, Senior Vice President, discusses strategies to improve patient outcomes and excel in a value-based care environment.
Avalere’s Take on the Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule
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).
Physician Specialists Gain More Opportunities for Medicare Bonus Payments Tied to Quality
The number of CMS-approved QCDRs tied to payment grows by more than 60% in 2017.
Advancing Oncology Care Quality in the Era of Immuno-Oncology and Other Evolving Treatments
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.
Christie Teigland, PhD, Appointed to PQA Panel
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 Malnutrition Quality Measures Will Lead to Higher Quality, Lower-Cost Care
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.
What Will the Future of Home Health Look Like?
Recently, Avalere partnered with the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation to better understand how home healthcare is currently being used and how it will be used in the future for older Americans and Americans with disabilities.
Quality Report for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Avalere recently analyzed the quality measure landscape for rheumatoid arthritis.
Quality Report for Schizophrenia
Avalere recently analyzed the quality measure landscape for schizophrenia.
Leading Stakeholders Identify Need for Tools to Manage Post-Acute Network Quality
Data show gaps in care integration across provider settings following hospital discharges.
Avalere Health Collaborates with the Academy of Malnutrition and Dietetics on Malnutrition Quality Measures Project
Avalere Health has developed a set of malnutrition quality measures in collaboration with the Academy of Malnutrition and Dietetics. Embarking on a journey to improve care to malnourished patients, the collaboration spurred formal multi-stakeholder dialogues to be conducted.
New Analysis Finds Individuals with Major Depressive Disorder Face Multiple Barriers to Optimal Care
Avalere and Mental Health America (MHA) developed a white paper to describe the current state of quality of care for individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD), provide an evidence-based assessment of challenges, and highlight potential opportunities for quality improvement.
Podcast: Quality Measurement in the Era of MACRA
While Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act or MACRA seeks to stabilize Medicare and assure physicians a predictable stream of revenue given a schedule of expected physician payment updates, how can providers leverage MACRA to improve quality of care? Listen in as Kristi Mitchell suggests how providers can use MACRA as a springboard to develop and implement relevant quality measures to close the current measurement gaps across disease conditions and care settings.
Podcast: ACA Provisions Address Quality Reporting Requirements
The ACA is built on a foundation of improving the quality of care for all patients and includes a number of provisions to help consumers make decisions about where to receive their care as well as how to increase the transparency of services through value-based purchasing efforts and private sector programs. Listen in as Nelly Ganesan discusses the trend of using value-based systems in quality reporting programs which will require physicians to focus on outcomes versus processes.