It is very difficult to prove this claim. In an era where things are changing rapidly, there are no controls to factor out other aspects of health reform. These include
Passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act
Implementation of EHR
Increase in the use of mobile technology
Meaningful use requirements and PQRS
Proposals for formation of Accountable Care Organizations. Significant number of failures.
Mergers of major health payers
Change to ICD-10
Uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act, and it's probable amendments. Thus far the ACA has been amended times
Proposed change from FFS to value based reimbursement.
Increased burden of administrative cost and capital outlay for HIT
USING TECHNOLOGY to Improve Medical Practice Productivity and Patient Engagement
Patient engagment and patient experience are two metrics utilized in developing HEDIS scores. This is important in terms of future reimbursement methods, not based upon fee for service. While the new system is not yet in effect, providers are well advised to establish a program to develop and improve their reporting abilities now. Organizational changes will take some time to establish.
The use of HIT using patient portals, patient survey metrics, mobile health, remote monitoring, and telehealth are all means of improving compliance
By relying on data-driven insights, analyzing and revising daily office practices, and leveraging state-of-the-art technologies, physicians find they can score a win-win scenario - their practice becomes more efficient, effective, and profitable, while significantly enhancing patient engagement and the overall patient experience.