CMS Expands Quality Data on Physician Compare and Hospital Compare

(Source – CMS.gov)

Updates provide more quality metrics for health care professionals and group practices

On December 10, data was refreshed on both the Physician Compare and Hospital Compare websites to improve these consumer online tools:

  • New quality measures have been added to Physician Compare for group practices and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and, for the first time, individual health care professionals. These measures focus on the quality of care provided by Medicare physicians and other health care professionals.
  • Hospital Compare includes information on more than 100 quality measures and over 4,000 hospitals. The website has been refreshed and updated to include new data and several new measures.

For more information: See the  Public Reporting of 2014 Quality Measures on the Physician Compare and Hospital Compare Websites fact sheet.

See the full text of this excerpted CMS press release (issued December 10).

 

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