Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'quality'

NY Missing From Leapfrog's 2014 'Top Hospitals' List

The Leapfrog Group has released its 'Top Hospitals' of 2014 and not one New York hospital made the list. The Leapfrog Group is an employer-based coalition advocating for improved quality, transparency and safety in hospitals. See the list an a...

New York Gets an "F" For Physician Quality Transparency

Becker's Hospital Review notes a recent study that gives New York an F for physician quality transparency. The Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute flunked 40 states and Washington, D.C., and gave four states a "D" in providing objective, publically accessible...

Area hospitals receive reimbursements for meeting health-care goals » Local News » Press-Republican

Upstate hospitals are figuring out how to get more for quality care: Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield has distributed more than $19 million to hospitals across the state, including checks to CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, Alice Hyde Medical Center in...

Governor Signs Raft of Legislation Including Several Health Bills

From the Governor's Office press release September 17: Governor David A. Paterson today signed 60 bills that together will improve the safety of families and children; increase access to, and quality of, health care for New Yorkers; and increase accountability...

Nursing Quality Bill in Play

From today's Albany Times Union: Gov. David Paterson has until Wednesday to sign or veto a law that would let hospital consumers know more about the quality of nursing care, and the New York Nurses Association and the hospital lobby...

AG, Aetna Agree Over Physician Rankings

On the Attorney General's website: Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today [Nov. 13] announced an agreement for doctor ranking programs with Aetna, the third largest health insurer in the country with over 16 million members nationwide. Aetna is the second...

DOH to Analyze "Near Misses" at NY Hospitals

From the DOH press release: The state Health Department and the New York chapter of the American College of Physicians have agreed to analyze "near-misses" in New York hospitals - - events that could have harmed a patient, but did...

AG Okays Cigna's Physician Rankings

According to the New York Times online: Cigna Corporation has agreed to improve its rankings of physicians in response to an investigation of health insurers suspected of directing patients to cheaper doctors, according to the office of Attorney General Andrew...

AG Puts the Brakes On More Physician Ranking Programs

According to an AG press release issued yesterday: In an expanding industry-wide investigation, New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today [10/18/2007] issued letters to Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Preferred Care, and HIP Health Plan of New York/GHI requesting...

DOH Study: Managed Care Quality Improves

From the DOH website: More people enrolled in managed care plans in New York are receiving the preventive and chronic-disease services that are essential to good health, according to a new study from the State Department of Health. The 13th...

Nursing Home Quality/Inspection Data on DOH Website

According to the DOH website: The New York State Department of Health has updated its Web site to include important information on nursing home quality --- including the results of state inspections. People using the site, http://nursinghomes.nyhealth.gov, will be able...

More AG Grousing About Provider Cost/Quality Rankings

Here's a second shot across the bow from the Attorney General's Office: Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today warned two major health insurers, Aetna and Cigna Healthcare, that their physician ranking programs, as currently designed, are likely to confuse or...

Attorney General Opposes Provider Quality/Cost Rankings

Saturday's New York Times reports on an effort by the Attorney General's office to shut down UnitedHealthcare's imminent pricing and quality rankings: In a sharply worded letter, the New York State attorney general's office asked a health insurance company yesterday...

WSJ Rounds Up Hospital Data

Today's Wall Street Journal (subscription ordinarily required, although today - - 7/10/07 - - all online content is available free) rounds up a number of databases available online to consumers wishing to research hospitals. Notable inclusions appear below the fold....

EMRs are No Quality Panacea

A study reported in today's Washington Post suggests that electronic medical records do not in and of themselves improve patient care: Electronic medical record systems are no guarantee that diabetes patients will get better care, a new study finds. When...

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