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MedSpan Musings — Tips for better market research  


2015 08 25 rodin the thinker for MedSpan Musings
Assessing the role of cost in
hospital product purchasing
and utilization
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Market Research Tip
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Often, manufacturers of medical devices seek to understand the role of cost in the value analysis committee’s decision to approve and utilize their products. To address these question, gather the perspectives of:
  • Department managers
    • Director of Surgical Services, ED or GI Lab, etc.
    • These administrators typically have a nursing background
  • Department medical directors
  • Purchasing
  • Physician champions (physician preference items only)
  • Nurses or other allied health professionals who use the product
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September 4, 2015 at 11:19 AM Leave a comment

MedSpan Research Pay-For-Performance Case Study


MedSpan Research Pay-For-Performance Case Study http://wp.me/pReqv-m:

Connectivity is one of the Key Underlying P4P Programs…Read more to learn why

Continue Reading July 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM Leave a comment

Here’s a MedSpan Research tip!


Clinical pharmacists are a good deal for drug companies’ market research. Consider clinical pharmacists as respondents when needing clinical insights regarding a new drug. Remember that health plan and some hospital-based clinical pharmacists specialize by drug class. Other hospital-based clinical pharmacists specialize by patient care unit (e.g., emergency department, ICU).

Continue Reading July 2, 2015 at 2:13 PM Leave a comment

2015 Started Out With 89 New ACOs Joining the Medicare Shared Savings Program


89 new ACOs joined the Medicare Shared Savings Program starting January 2015, increasing the total participating ACOs to 424; including the Innovation Center’s 19 Pioneer ACOs. The 89 new Shared Services ACOs added 23,000 additional physicians and other providers to the Medicare Shared Savings Program’s provider network. The Share Services ACOs combined with the Innovation Center’s 19 Pioneer ACOs will serve over 7.8 million beneficiaries.

Continue Reading March 25, 2015 at 2:20 PM Leave a comment

Covered Lives Under ACOs as well as the Number of ACOs is Growing


The number of ACOs rose from Q4 2010 to Q4 2013 from 41 to 606. During that time frame, the number of ACOs’ covered lives grew from 0.2 million to 18.1 million. Will the numbers continue to increase?

Continue Reading March 24, 2015 at 4:30 PM Leave a comment

Lower Mortality Rates in Elderly Readmitted to Hospital Where Surgery was Performed Rather than Alternate Hospital


From January 2009-November 2011, 93,062 Medicare patients were re-hospitalized for complications due to major surgeries common in elderly patients. One in four of these Medicare beneficiaries were readmitted to a different hospital than the one where surgery was performed. The rate of mortality was 41% higher for these patients than those readmitted to the hospital where surgery was originally performed. Clinical integrating may improve outcomes for older US patients undergoing complex surgery.

Continue Reading March 18, 2015 at 11:31 AM Leave a comment

Medicare Value-Based Purchasing Program to Give Incentive Payment Boost to 37% More Hospitals in 2015 Than 2014


in 2015, 463 more hospitals will be seeing a Medicare value-based purchasing program payment boost than 2014.

Continue Reading March 18, 2015 at 9:17 AM Leave a comment

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