Social Risk Adjustment for Provider Quality measures

Physicians have two classic responses to quality or performance reports:

  1. My patients are sicker, or
  2. Your data is wrong.
We use risk-adjustment and data quality checks to address these concerns and to ensure that quality reports are accurate and fair.
But there is a third concern, very significant and real:
My patients…
  • …are poorer, less educated
  • …live in challenging neighborhoods
  • …don’t have access to healthy food, or for other reasons don’t eat healthy food
  • …don’t exercise, breathe unhealthy air or drink unhealthy water
  • …in short, are more “difficult”
We need to apply social risk adjustment to quality and performance metrics. This is not a [...]

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