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2014-03-25 08:29:11

Report card takes a deeper look at public websites; no state received an A BERKELEY, Calif. and NEWTOWN, Conn., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty-five states received a failing grade, only two received a B (Maine and Massachusetts), and no states earned an A, according to the second annual Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws developed by Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) and Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI(3)). The Report Card offers policymakers,...

2014-01-14 08:30:25

Resources help patients find good care through clinician search app, encourages consumers to engage in health care reform movement NEWTOWN, Conn., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To arm consumers with quality and cost information and tools they need to play a more active role in the health care reform movement, the non-profit Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI(3)) has created INQUIREhealthcare(TM). The website and clinician search app offers objective medical...

2013-08-07 08:29:29

Authors reject "carrot and stick" approach to controlling costs, offer new framework NEWTOWN, Conn., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, Inc. (HCI3®), developed with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), questions conventional wisdom about how to improve the quality and affordability of health care in the United States. The critique comes at a time when the federal government and many states are pursuing...

2013-06-11 12:28:51

HCI3 releases report on bundled payment health care reimbursement progress WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Efforts to change the way health care providers are compensated in the U.S. from fee-for-service to payment for a bundled set of services are well underway according to a new study released at the National Bundled Payment Summit. The independent research also found that payment reform requires the adoption of new operating platforms that were not previously...

2013-03-18 08:28:42

New public report card looks in-depth at laws in all 50 states and gives only two states an "A"and 36 a "D" or "F" WASHINGTON and SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws developed by two non-profits - Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) and the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI(3)) - aims to improve the information available to consumers about prices for health care services and encourage further effort in this...

2012-05-04 02:24:37

NEWTOWN, Conn., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians participating in practice improvement and patient management programs such as the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Bridges to Excellence (BTE) realize better cost performance for patients with chronic conditions than their non-Recognized peers, according to recent research released today by the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute(TM), Inc. (HCI3). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120229/DC61720LOGO) The...

2012-02-29 06:42:00

NEWTOWN, Conn., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An analysis of more than 51,000 cases of total knee replacements over a two and a half year period, for Medicare and commercially insured plan members, found that (1) commercial payers spend an average $3,200 (15%) more per procedure than Medicare, mostly due to higher inpatient stay costs, and (2) that Medicare and commercial payers could save between 5% and 10% of their current case costs by reducing spending on potentially avoidable...

2011-02-07 08:47:00

Reducing potentially avoidable complications can improve quality and reduce cost WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four potentially avoidable complication (PAC) measures from the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute(TM), Inc. (HCI3(TM)) have been endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF), a quality improvement and consensus standards setting organization. Reduction of PACs - preventable failures in care that cause harm to patients - can play an important role...

2010-10-13 08:11:00

Key goal is to cut preventable hospitalizations by 17%, saving millions in medical expenses NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute(TM), Inc.'s (HCI3(TM)) Bridges to Excellence (BTE) and the New York City Health Department's Primary Care Information Project have partnered to develop a new program to identify and recognize physicians who deliver high-value primary care to adult patients in New York City. The Adult Primary Care...

2010-08-23 13:58:00

Bridges to Excellence, the Leapfrog Group and PROMETHEUS Payment encourage health plans and health care purchasers to participate in national assessment program WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- As the U.S. moves forward with health reform, health care purchasers are working to eliminate waste, overuse, and misuse in the health care system at the point of care. To that end, several of the nation's foremost quality and measurement organizations - Bridges to Excellence (BTE), the Leapfrog...