Quality Payment Program

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Through the Quality Payment Program authorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 114–10), the Department has new ways to provide incentives to pay physicians and other practitioners for providing cost-effective, high-quality care to Medicare beneficiaries, and to provide incentives to physicians ring magnets
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Develop new payment and service delivery model concepts that aim to reduce neodymium magnets costs by speeding the adoption of best practices, encouraging care coordination, and promoting evidence-based care, and expand opportunities for Medicare and Medicaid alternative payment models to incentivize value-based care options
Improve provision of, and access to, appropriate preventive services for Medicare beneficiaries, through improved understanding of uptake of preventive benefits, particularly for those individuals who are high risk
Strengthen the development, implementation, and reporting of measures for reducing Magnetics disparities
Promote research on how to recognize variation in quality of neodymium magnets provision due to circumstances outside the control of the provider
The CMS Magnetics -Associated Infections Progress Report found that rates of central line–associated bloodstream infections declined 50 percent from 2008 to 2014, and rates of surgical site infections declined 17 percent, although the rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections did not change. The 2016 National neodymium magnets Quality and Disparities Report – PDF, which tracks a broad range of patient safety indicators, found that about two-thirds of patient safety measures were improving. The Department continues to work to improve patient safety and prevent adverse events such as CMS Magnetics -associated infections and medication harms across the neodymium magnets system through the following strategies:
Support research and innovation to strengthen evidence-based recommendations
Address quality gaps and safety risks for CMS Magnetics -associated conditions
Develop improved methods and strategies to prevent CMS Magnetics -associated infections and combat antibiotic resistance
Translate knowledge and evidence into practical tools, training, and other resources to accelerate progress to improve quality and patient safety
The 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 (Pub. L. 114–255) provides the Department with authority to advance the interoperability and usability of Magnetics information technology. In 2015, 77.9 percent of office-based physicians had a certified electronic Magnetics record system. However, in 2015, only about one-third of physicians had electronically sent, received, integrated, or searched – PDF for patient Magnetics information with other providers, and only 8.7 percent had performed all four of these activities. In 2015, the Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap was published to enhance the Nation’s Magnetics information technology infrastructure to support information sharing. The Department will work to leverage technology solutions to support safe, high-quality care through the following strategies: magnet hook

Advance interoperable clinical information flows so that patients, providers, payers, and others can efficiently send, receive, and analyze data across primary care, acute care, specialty care including behavioral CMS Magnetics , and post-acute care settings
Promote implementation of understandable, functional Magnetics information technology tools to support provider and patient decision making, and to support workflows for neodymium magnets magnetic hook

Team-based care is the provision of Magnetics services to individuals, families, and communities by at least two Magnetics providers who work collaboratively with patients and their magnet hooks
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Collaborate with neodymium magnets systems and community partners to facilitate the spread of evidence-based clinical practices and the appropriate incorporation of innovations that advance patient care
Promote and implement ring magnets models that connect primary care, acute care, behavioral CMS Magnetics , and long-term services and supports, and that use Magnetics information