Article on Palliative Care Denominator Results
September 3, 2021
An article in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (JPSM), results are shared regarding whether a commercial claims database can be used to identify patients with serious illness and provide a useful denominator for palliative care quality measures. With a grant from AARP, AAHPM; AMGA; OptumLabs; and researchers Amy Kelly, MD MSHS, Christine Ritchie, MD MSPH, and Laura Hanson, MD MPH, aimed to operationalize a conceptual definition of serious illness to identify those with serious medical conditions (SMC) among commercial insurance and MA enrollees, and to compare the populations identified through electronic health record (EHR) or claims data sources. Read More.