Creating quality improvement opportunities for Medicare beneficiaries by linking lab values to claims data
The Foundation's Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization program was designed to support research, demonstration, and evaluation projects examining major changes in health care financing.The goal of this project is to enable providers to improve utilization and quality of lab testing and medication management of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries and enable Medicare to track health outcomes in order to optimize provider care processes. The researchers will link LabCorp data to Medicare Parts A, B, and D claims data in 2010. They will then assess the generalizability of the LabCorp cohort, determine the completeness of the lab test results, and conduct a baseline evaluation of lab monitoring of creatinine and potassium among beneficiaries initiating certain anti-hypertensive medications. Deliverables include a project work plan, final financial and narrative reports, and a final policy summary. The grantee will also produce paper(s) suitable for publication as part of the deliverables for this grant.
Amount Awarded $99,977.00
Awarded on: 4/22/2013
Time frame: 5/1/2013 - 6/30/2014
Grant Number: 70922