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CMS Refreshes Hospital Compare Data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has refreshed quality data on the Hospital Compare website for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR), Prospective Payment System (PPS)–Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting, and Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) programs.

The April refresh does not include an update of overall star ratings or data for the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program or the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program.

Details of Refreshed Data

The refresh includes Hospital IQR Program data for:

  • Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems patient experience (HCAHPS) data and HCAHPS star ratings;
  • health care–associated infections; and
  • timely and effective care.

For the PPS–Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting, the update offers measure data, including for cancer-specific treatment measures, and HCAHPS data. For the Hospital OQR Program, the refresh offers timely and effective care measure data, but omits structural measure and outpatient imaging data.

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at or 202.585.0127 with additional questions.



About the Author

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

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