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Medicare’s Interactive Data Visualization Tool Expanded to Include Hospital View, Comparison of Health Outcomes

CMS has expanded the Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) Tool, which it launched in March 2016, to include a Hospital View, which enables users to compare healthcare quality and outcomes at the hospital level and identify care disparities for Medicare patients, writes Health IT Analytics.  The Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) Tool contains health outcome measures for disease prevalence, costs, hospitalization for 55 specific chronic conditions, emergency department utilization, readmissions rates, mortality, preventable hospitalizations, and preventive services.  The new Hospital View feature is interactive and web-based and users can compare and analyze individual hospitals’ metrics and performance to those of other hospitals based on geography, hospital type, and hospital size. Hospitals can use the feature to compare their performance to their county, state, or national average.

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