HANYS News writes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are to conduct a second “dry run” of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) quality measures for public reporting The first dry run highlighted errors in the data. CMS plans to re-analyze the AHRQ measures and provide hospital-specific reports to hospitals. In the reports, CMS plans to provide hospitals with additional data that hospitals requested to enhance the usefulness of the reports. Hospitals will have an opportunity to comment on the second dry run and preview their final reports before the data are reported on Hospital Compare next summer.
CMS adopted nine AHRQ Patient Safety and Inpatient Quality Indicators for the Reporting of Hospital Quality Data for Annual Payment Update (RHQDAPU) program. The five AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) reflect quality of care for adults inside hospitals. The four AHRQ Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQIs) reflect quality of care for adults inside hospitals.