Use of HOS Data in Florida

McDonald, Kathie; Jifeng Ma; Dulabone, Elaine
June 2004
Health Care Financing Review;Summer2004, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p93
Academic Journal
The Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS) is a longitudinal cohort study that assesses physical and mental functioning of Medicare enrollees in MCPs. Realizing the potential of HOS data to improve health care, the Florida Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) analyzed HOS scores and shared them with M+COs to assist in evaluating the efficacy of their disease management programs. The QIO also discusses additional uses for HOS data such as cross-linking with a patient satisfaction survey and sharing with health care organizations that collaborate with the QIO.


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