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CMS Refreshes Hospital Compare Data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has refreshed quality data on the Hospital Compare website, including results from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) and the Prospective Payment System (PPS)–Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting Program.

The July refresh does not include an update of overall star ratings, which were last updated in February.

Details of Refreshed Data

The refresh includes data for:

  • patient experience measures, including data from HCAHPS, TRICARE Inpatient Satisfaction Surveys, and the Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey;
  • timely and effective care;
  • use of medical imaging;
  • complications and deaths;
  • unplanned hospital visits; and
  • payment and value of care.

This update includes a search function for inpatient psychiatric facilities and hospitals with inpatient psychiatric units that report data through the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting Program. CMS also updated data for the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model.

Notably, CMS no longer will report these three measures:

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.

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Emily Schweich is a senior communications associate for America's Essential Hospitals.

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