James Holly's archive

In the first week of January, as we reviewed the details of what we expected in December 2014 to accomplish in 2015, we were reminded of other years in which we had specific, stated goals. 

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In January each year, SETMA reviews the goals we established the previous year and sets goals for the coming year. In January 2015, SETMA partners, executive management and colleagues set the following goals:

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On May 21, 2015, Medical Home News submitted a series of questions to SETMA The first was: “You have an extraordinary passion for your practice, your patients, and you pursuit of excellence. Where does that passion come from?”

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SETMA’s team approach to inpatient care is a success, as demonstrated by the facts that our lengths of stay, quality metrics, cost of care and patient satisfaction are excellent. And this team approach is one of the reasons why the indigent, uninsured and unassigned patients for whom we care receive the same quality of care as our private patients. I would offer the following observations about SETMA’s team.

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Value-based payments are expected to focus more on outcomes – improvement in health – than process, or doing “things” to or for patients. For instance, value-based payments will focus more on whether patients’ treatments for diabetes are resulting in improved care rather than just whether patients with diabetes are receiving certain tests.

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