Value Based-Performance Metrics
Glenn Sumner, CEO of OrthoTennessee and President of The OrthoForum was featured in the January and February issue of HealthLeaders Magazine. Sumner discusses what key metrics the organization prioritizes and uses under value-based care.
“Our highest priorities are outcomes of quality, and metrics that reduce cost. The most important metric, therefore, is readmissions. We are cognizant of readmissions in our bundled payment programs.
Another metric we are also cognizant of is surgical-site infections. Both of those are issues that we work on and look at regularly.
The third most important metric for us would be complications; in other words, do we have to go back and do some manipulation where there’s a dislocation or some other kind of possible postoperative problem that requires additional care and, therefore, additional cost?”
Sumner then goes on to say, “Our mother source of metrics is a group of orthopedic practices called The OrthoForum, which we were a founder of and are regularly involved with. We have an outcomes committee initiative that identifies measures that are important to us, and we as practices have all agreed that we will use those metrics, which include patient-centric outcomes.”
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