Hospital Compare

Hospital Compare

A website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that lets people find hospitals in their area based on their medical issues and required surgical procedures. The site also includes a survey of patient experiences with the hospital and compares them to the state and national averages. For more information, visit www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov. See healthcare IT.
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The scores on the Hospital Compare website of the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rate patient perspectives on hospital care from one star (poor) to five stars (excellent).
The quality data were posted on Medicare's Physician Compare and Hospital Compare websites, which aim to provide consumers with the information they need to help them select physicians and other health care providers.
The nation's health reform law, the Affordable Care Act, also required the creation of website that would allow consumers to compare physicians, just as the government has run the Hospital Compare website since 2004.
As its primary measure of surgical quality, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly reports hospital compliance with several process measures on its Hospital Compare website (Stulberg et al.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted on the government's Hospital Compare website reveals mortality and re-admission rates for more than 4,600 hospitals nationwide.
The directory is compiled from data from the federal study Hospital Compare, the Directory of Hospital Personnel, and new state rankings and statistical summaries.
The measures have been endorsed by such national panels as the National Quality Forum, and hospitals have already been reporting their performance on them through Medicare's Hospital Compare website.
The hospital compare app allows consumers to personalize their searches of the government's data and then evaluate hospitals based on the quality measures important to them.
Hospital performance will be evaluated based on the 30-day readmission measures for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia that are currently part of the Medicare pay-for-reporting program and reported on Hospital Compare.
The SCIP, a national effort to reduce the rate of surgical complications, has developed 20 quality measures, including 9 (6 of which focus on postoperative infection prevention) that are publically reported on the Hospital Compare Web site of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (http://www.
Using Medicare inpatient claims and Hospital Compare process of care quality data from the period 2004-2006, we estimate two model specifications to test for the presence of correlational and causal relationships between hospital process of care performance measures and risk-adjusted (RA) 30-day mortality for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia.
The agency plans to make readmission rates at hospitals around the country available to the public later this year on the Hospital Compare Web site at www.

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