Change Starts Here . The One about Outcomes and Indicators ICPC National Coordinating Center.
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The One about Outcomes and Indicators
ICPC National Coordinating Center
This material was prepared by CFMC (PM-4010-080 CO 2011), the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Colorado under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy.
Expected short-, medium-, and long-term changes and improvements
Short-/medium-term outcomes are measured for IC-4.
SMART objectives guide outcome selection.
Concrete; represents what, or who, is expected to change
Can be seen, heard, counted, etc.
Is likely to be achieved
Generates meaningful, valued results
Has an acceptable target date
Short-term outcomes are more likely to show movement…
…but consider downstream (medium-term) outcomes if short-term outcomes are not feasibly measured.
Outputs Short-term outcomes --------------- Long-term outcomes
What does the outcome look like? How would we know it improved?
Simple counts are not very informative on their own. Find a way to use them as the numerator of a rate or percentage.
When will improvement be detected?
Where will improvement be seen?
The ICPC National Coordinating Center – www.cfmc.org/caretransitions
Change Starts Here.