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Insuring Surgical Care Improvements

 Dennis Ehrich, M.D
Description: Core Measures are standardized evidence-based performance measures. They are process measures (how recommended care is provided) provided). The core measure results are reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Joint Commission (TJC) and other insurance payers. Move from a process-centered measure to a patient-centered measure can reduce 22% of preventable deaths attributed to postoperative complications.
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Domain: Medical
Category: Practice Mngmnt
Surgical Care Improvement Project Core M C Measures
(Inpatients Only) October 2009
By: Dennis Ehrich, M.D., FACC, Vice President for Medical Affairs and Performance Improvement Department
No Known Conflict of Interest

(Based on Specification Manual for National Hospital Quality Measures-Discharges 10/1/09 - 3/31/10)

Learning Objectives
� Identify SCIP core measures and the y purpose ... See more

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