COLUMBIA, Mo., Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In the interest of promoting better understanding of the seismic shift in how medical reimbursements will be determined, OBERD has produced an informational Primer: "Value Driven Healthcare." The Primer is available as a free download.
The anticipation and anxiety surrounding the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is generating much conversation on the emergence of a healthcare payment system based on the quantification of value instead of a fee-for-service model. The accurate measurement of healthcare outcomes is made achievable through the application of validatable measurement instruments.
"We are on the cusp of a new era in healthcare. When you are able to measure and assess value, you are able to unleash profound new insights and efficiencies," said Ali Hussam, OBERD Chief Executive Officer. "There are exciting new ways to promote a robust measurement of value, streamlining data collection that increases patient compliance and satisfaction."
The publication of "Value Driven Healthcare" is meant to promote dialogue regarding the emergence of healthcare performance measurement and to provide an accessible way to begin those conversations. MACRA's Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) uses a combination of measurement instruments to compute Medicare reimbursements under the new rule.
The Primer "Value Driven Healthcare" is available as a free download athttp://www.oberd.com/insight/emergence-value-driven-healthcare-primer/
About Universal Research Solutions (OBERD)
Universal Research Solutions (a.k.a. OBERD) owns, develops, implements and supports the OBERD (Outcomes Based Electronic Research Database) system. OBERD exists to optimize the data collection necessary to empower evidence-based medical practice. Its mission is to improve the quality and efficacy of care, through the collection and presentation of data that improves clinical decision-making and patient understanding. OBERD has been collecting patient outcomes data in orthopaedics for over 5 years, with over 6 million scored forms, from over 1.5 million patients, in its database. It includes a QCDR, with exclusive CMS-approved measures specific to orthopaedics. For more information, visit www.oberd.com or follow the company on Twitter @oberdnews.