Links of Interest.

Medicare Health Outcomes Survey:

Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS) website provides information about The Medicare HOS, the first patient-reported outcomes measure used in Medicare managed care. The HOS program has successfully gathered valid, reliable, and clinically meaningful data which are used in a variety of real world settings.

Electronic Health Record Incentive Program:

The Electronic Health Record (EHR) website provides information about The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. They provide incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.

The RAND Medical Outcomes Study:

The RAND Medical Outcomes Study webpage provides information about the foundation and origins of the VR-36©, VR-12©, and VR-6D©.

National Cancer Institute (NCI) algorithms to adjust VR-12 and SF-36 scores in Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (MHOS)

Algorithms are available to adjust VR-12/SF-36 MHOS scores obtained through the administration modes of self-report by phone, proxy response by mail, proxy response by phone, and the languages of Spanish and Chinese. These algorithms ensure that the scores from these administration modes are in accordance with scores that would have been collected if the same respondents had used self-report by mail in English.

The AAOS American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR):

The AJRR is the the world’s largest registry of hip and knee replacement data. The VR-12 is on the AJRR’s list of recommended health-related quality of life measures.