Specific outcomes targeted for measure and improvement by STQN include the following:

  • Clinical outcomes
    • CMS Core Measures30 Day Readmission Rate
    • Risk Adjusted Mortality Rates
    • Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) specialty specific physician-level performance measures
    • HEDIS measurement
  • Service outcomes
    • Patient satisfaction
    • Communication along the continuum of care and focus on handoffs and transitions
  • Cost outcomes
    • Appropriate LOS and transitioning patients to the most appropriate level of care
    • Cost per case
    • Financial results of program including return on investment
    • Alignment with pay for performance initiatives

For more information
, contact STQN Executive Director Jack Khashou at 985-898-4518 or jkhashou@stph.org.