Donna Dugan, PhD, MS, a vice president at Discern Health, recently presented on a panel at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Interdisciplinary Conference in San Diego, California. Donna was joined on the panel by Katy Barnett and Lee Goldberg of The Pew Charitable Trusts and Deborah Waldrop of the University of Buffalo.
Entitled, “Building Additional Serious Illness Measures Into Medicare Programs” the panel described the results from a joint project supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Moore Foundation that produced: a conceptual framework for analyzing serious illness related quality measures; a landscape scan of existing serious illness measures in hospice, home health, hospital, and nursing home settings; and recommended steps that policymakers and individual providers can take to improve serious illness quality measurement.
Further information about the project and related white paper can be found here: http://discernhealth.com/building-additional-serious-illness-measures-into-medicare-programs/
Our related Health Affairs blog post can be found here: http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2017/05/25/building-additional-serious-illness-measures-into-medicare-programs/