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Recent Webinars:

  • The Key to More Sustainable Bundles?  Planning for the Unexpected – Becker’s Hospital Review and MPA Healthcare Solutions invite you to a free webinar on the role of unscheduled care in bundled payments.  The presentation will show how better management of post-discharge unscheduled care can help to reduce costs in the long run.  It will be conducted by Susan Nedza, MD, MBA.  An ED clinician, Dr. Nedza is the Senior Vice President for Clinical Outcomes at MPA Healthcare Solutions and a former Regional CMO for the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services.  To view the recorded webinar, click here.
  • How to Win Under Bundled Payments – Modern Healthcare and MPA Healthcare Solutions bring you this webinar, which will explain 1) the importance of risk-adjustment in comparing the performance of hospitals with adverse outcomes; 2) the need to be better informed about adverse outcomes that are not recognized until the patient has been discharged from the hospital; and 3) how comparative effectiveness can be used to direct hospitals in efforts to improve outcomes and reduce excess costs of care in the world of APMs.  Your presenter will Don Fry MD, former Chair of Surgery at the University of New Mexico and Executive Vice President of MPA Healthcare Solutions. To view the recorded webinar, click here.

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Published Work

  • Defining potentially preventable adverse outcomes in Medicare elective lung resections. 2017 Feb 24. J Patient Saf. [Epub ahead of print] (read)
  • Risk-Adjusted Hospital Outcomes in Medicare Total Joint Replacement Surgical Procedures 2017 J Bone Joint Surg Am. (read)
  • Risk-adjusted outcomes in Medicare inpatient nephrectomy patients. 2016 Medicine (read)
  • Emergency department visits following joint replacement surgery in an era of mandatory bundled payments. 2016 Acad Emerg Med [Epub] (read)
  • Benchmarking hospital outcomes for improvement of care in Medicare elective colon surgery. 2016 Am J Surg (read)
  • Inpatient and 90-day postdischarge outcomes in cardiac surgery. 2016 Am J Manag Care (read)
  • Admission laboratory results to enhance prediction models of postdischarge outcomes in cardiac care. 2016 Am J Med Qual [Epub] (read)
  • Adding laboratory data to hospital claims data to improve risk adjustment of inpatient/30-day postdischarge outcomes. 2016 Am J Med Qual [Epub] (read)
  • Hospital outcomes in inpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Medicare patients. 2016 Ann Surg [Epub] (read)
  • The appropriate measurement of post-discharge readmissions in Medicare colon surgery. 2015 Am J Surg (read)
  • Medicare inpatient and 90-day post-discharge adverse outcomes in carotid artery surgery. 2015 Surgery (read)
  • Incorporating the last four digits of social security numbers substantially improves linking patient data from de-identified hospital claims databases. 2015 Health Serv Res (read)
  • Composite measurement of outcomes in Medicare inpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy. 2015 J Am Coll Surg (read)
  • Prediction models of Medicare 90-day post-discharge deaths, readmissions, and costs in bowel operations. 2015 Am J Surg (read)
  • Can adding laboratory values improve risk adjustment mortality models using clinical percutaneous intervention registry data? 2015 J Invasive Cardiol (read)
  • Using clinically-enhanced claims data to discern current patterns of inpatient care and identify opportunities for improvement. 2014 J Pharmaceut Care Health Syst (read)
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