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Aug 19, 2014, 08:07 ET
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HCI3 Releases Episode of Care Definitions to Further Support Payment Reform and Cost and Quality Analysis

 A new milestone toward health care payment and delivery reform has been reached with the release of more than 80 Evidence-informed Case Rate...

Jan 14, 2014, 08:56 ET
To arm consumers with the quality and cost information and tools they need to play a more active role in managing their health and in the health care reform movement, the non-profit Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3) has created INQUIREhealthcare(TM). Offering a one-stop shop for consumers, the website and clinician search app provides objective medical quality, cost and safety information that’s easy for consumers to understand and use to make informed decisions regarding their care. www.INQUIREhealthcare.org   (PRNewsFoto/Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3))

HCI3 Launches INQUIREHealthcare™ Offering Consumers a "One-stop Shop" for Cost and Quality Information

Resources help patients find good care through clinician search app, encourages consumers to engage in health care reform movement To arm...

Dec 10, 2013, 07:22 ET
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90% of States Get Failing Grade for Making Consumer Information on Physician Quality Widely Available

Details on quality of doctors remain elusive for most consumers  To shed light on the availability of information for consumers on the...

Aug 07, 2013, 08:05 ET
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New Report Challenges Basic Assumptions About Reforming Payment in Health Care

Authors reject "carrot and stick" approach to controlling costs, offer new framework A new report from the Health Care Incentives Improvement...

Jan 15, 2013, 09:03 ET

New eBook Shines Light on What's Wrong with U.S. Health Care and Offers Ways to Fix It

To shed light on one of the toughest issues facing the country, fiscally and socially, a new eBook is asking the critical questions about why...

May 31, 2012, 07:32 ET
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New Study Finds Significant and Growing Health Care Payment Reform Activity in U.S.

Half of the identified bundled payment health care reimbursement implementations are operational Of 19 studied bundled payment health care...

May 04, 2012, 07:42 ET

New Research Confirms Doctors Participating in Practice Improvement and Patient Management Programs Cost Less, Have Better Patient Outcomes

 Physicians participating in practice improvement and patient management programs such as the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and...

Nov 11, 2011, 10:58 ET

New Report Shows Progress in Implementing Bundled Payments Across the U.S.

PROMETHEUS Payment pilots now live in several states including Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina and Pennsylvania The...

Oct 13, 2011, 09:54 ET

HCI3 Releases Episode Analysis Freeware to Assist CMS Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Applicants

Software part of free online tools and resources to help providers and other applicants apply for the pilot WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/...

Feb 07, 2011, 09:47 ET

HCI3's Measures to Improve Quality and Outcome of Care for Patients Endorsed by NQF

Reducing potentially avoidable complications can improve quality and reduce cost Four potentially avoidable complication (PAC) measures from the...

Oct 21, 2010, 08:53 ET

American College of Cardiology and Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute Team Up to Improve Cardiovascular Care

To identify and recognize quality in cardiovascular practices, the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3™), the umbrella...

Oct 13, 2010, 09:11 ET

HCI3 and New York City Health Department Partner to Launch Physician Recognition Program to Improve Care Quality and Reduce Avoidable Health Complications

Key goal is to cut preventable hospitalizations by 17%, saving millions in medical expenses The Health Care Incentives Improvement...

Jul 12, 2010, 09:19 ET

HCI3 Releases New Analysis Tools to Support Implementation of Bridges to Excellence and PROMETHEUS Payment

To help health care providers in their efforts to become accountable care organizations (ACOs) and payers in developing value-based payment...