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Hospital Compare April Preview Reports Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released Hospital Compare April preview reports for hospitals participating in the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR), Prospective Payment SystemExempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR), and Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) programs.

The preview data will only be available through March 9. CMS encourages hospitals to download and save a copy of their report from the QualityNet Secure Portal during this period. CMS also updated quick reference guides for preview data in the IQR, PCHQR, and OQR programs.

CMS will publicly post the data later this spring on Hospital Compare, where Medicare beneficiaries and the public can review quality measure data for participating hospitals and facilities.

Hospitals can submit questions related to the IQR or PCHQR programs through CMS’ inpatient questions and answers tool. Questions related to the OQR program can be submitted through the outpatient questions and answers tool.

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

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Michelle Rosenfeld is senior writer/editor at America's Essential Hospitals.

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