CMS Expands Publicly Available Quality Data - McDermott+Consulting

CMS Expands Publicly Available Quality Data

On December 10, 2015 CMS expanded the quality-related data available to the public on the Physician Compare and Hospital Compare websites.

 

The expanded data released on Physician Compare includes:

  • Additional performance scores on preventive care, diabetes, cardiovascular care, and patient safety by some group practices
  • New performance scores on patients’ experiences with some group practices
  • For the first time a set of individual health care professional performance scores on preventive care, cardiovascular care, and patient safety measures
  • Updated performance scores for ACOs

The expanded data released on Hospital Compare includes a new measure for the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program and additional data on certain healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

For more information, the CMS press release is available here.