William (Bill) C. Mohlenbrock, MD, FACS, is a nationally recognized expert in the assessment of hospital quality having developed systems to quantify the major metrics of hospital quality. The defense of a hospital involved with an allegation of malpractice might find it very useful to have three years of risk-adjusted data, encompassing all the major metrics of quality, as an adjunct to the defense against the allegation. He provides consulting services to hospitals including:
Hospital Quality of Care
Risk-adjusted Clinical Information System for Monitoring and Improving Quality and Cost-efficient Inpatient Care
To address Medicare's Prospective Payment System in 1983, Dr. Mohlenbrock founded a technology and consulting company, Verras, and developed the Acuity Index Method, a risk-adjusted clinical information system for monitoring and improving quality and cost-efficient inpatient care. Verras received the American Hospital Association’s exclusive endorsement in 2015. His experience in the area of pay-for-performance led to the creation of Verras’ Medical Value Index (MVI), which is a patented, objective means to quantify value of hospitals’ outcomes and assist providers with the distribution of hospitals’ and physicians’ payments for Global and bundled-payment models.
Dr. Mohlenbrock has practiced General Orthopedics and Trauma Care, including total joint and arthroscopy surgeries and sports medicine and related injuries for many years at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California. He is senior physician in a group of 8 orthopedic surgeons and 2 Physician Assistants. Dr. Mohlenbrock is a noted lecturer and has published numerous articles on measuring and improving the quality and cost efficiency of medical care. His extensive teaching in these areas has made him comfortable conveying complex problems in public forums, including Fox News.
The legal strategies for defending hospitals against medical legal liabilities are certainly many and varied. An additional consideration to augment every defense strategy might be contained in each hospital’s own store of big data. Heretofore these data have been underutilized for medical legal purposes...
The Handbook describes the Medical informatics with which healthcare purchasers and providers can assess the relative quality and cost efficiencies of hospitals’ and physicians' performances. The Medical Value Index uses six industry-standard outcomes of clinical quality and cost efficiencies for inpatient and ambulatory facility medical care. Private and public purchasers use the MVI to assess the relative value of US hospitals and their Clinical Services (cardiology etc.) using public Medicare data. Individual physicians’ quality and efficiencies are quantified using each hospital’s All-Payer data.