Evidence-Based Tools Study

In 2017 Rockburn Institute partnered with Wolters Kluwer to study the effectiveness of Lippincott Solutions and Lippincott Advisor – two evidence-based clinical decision support tools for nurses at the point-of-care. The study looked at the many aspects of the Value Based Purchasing (VBP) measure used to assess hospitals care of Medicare beneficiaries. We analyzed three years of data for approximately 3,000 hospitals.

Decoding MSPB: Trending Better Faster (HFMA Blog, May 16, 2018)

By Dale Schumacher and Fern E. Nerhood

“Medicare spending per beneficiary (MSPB) performance rates can have a dramatic impact on a healthcare organization’s financial picture… Hospitals that have deteriorating MSPB scores are missing out on up to 25 percent of their potential VBP incentive payments.”

We analyzed four years of MSPB data to determine which hospitals have sustained improvement or deterioration for 1, 2, or 3 years. Do you know where your hospitals fall on the graph?

Decoding MSPB: Trending Better Faster (HFMA Blog, September 25, 2015)

By Dale Schumacher

Decodes two years of a hypothetical hospital’s MSPB data and discusses how to use CMS reports to find opportunities.

To Increase Efficiency, Decode Medicare Spending per Beneficiary (MSPB) (HFM Article, June 2015)

By Dale N. Schumacher, M.D., Len Felgner, Eric D. Dobkin, M.D., Fern E. Nerhood, Margaret W. Paroski, M.D.

A hospital can achieve both clinical and financial performance improvements by decoding its MSPB data.  Hospitals can use the MSPB data provided to them by CMS to improve their performance. The process of decoding and analyzing MSPB data involves:

  • Analyzing MSPB measures by patient, major diagnostic category, and physician
  • Understanding the technical aspects of the data
  • Creating MSPB 30-day care pathways to identify episode variations and opportunities for joint clinical and financial scrutiny

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Selected Rockburn Articles and References from – Medical Care, New England Journal, Inquiry,Journal for Healthcare Quality

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