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Data updates on CMS Hospital and Home Health Compare Websites

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The October 2014 Hospital Compare data release on CMS Hospital Compare has been limited to an update to Medicare Payment data. Due to a required infrastructure upgrade, the full data release will be delayed until December 2014. For the October 2014 refresh, the Medicare hospital spending per patient measure was updated to report data from 2013Q1-2013Q4

Home Health compare quality measures data has been updated on CMS Home Health Compare as follows:
Quality of patient care mesaures have been updated to report data for 2013Q3_2014Q2 except for measures related to preventing unplanned hospital care, as follows:
1.How often home health patients had to be admitted to the hospital- 2013Q2_2014Q1
2. How often patients receiving home health care needed any urgent, unplanned care in the hospital emergency room – without being admitted to the hospital – 2013Q2_2014Q1

Patient survey results data were updated to report data for 2013Q2_2014Q1

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