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Quality Data Updated on CMS Long-term Care Hospital Compare

The latest quarterly Long-term Care Hospital (LTCH) Compare refresh, including new quality measure results based on data submitted to CMS between Q4 2016 – Q3 2017, is now available. Data is available for over 420 Medicare-certified long-term care hospitals across the nation. In addition to the LTCH QRP measures that are currently displayed on LTCH Compare, the following five new quality measures will be displayed:

Assessment-based measures:

1.Percent of LTCH Patients With an Admission and Discharge Functional Assessment and a Care Plan That Addresses Function (NQF #2631)

2. Application of Percent of LTCH Patients With an Admission and Discharge Functional Assessment and a Care Plan That Addresses Function (NQF #2631)

3. Application of Percent of Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury (NQF #0674)

Claims-based measures:

4. Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary-PAC LTCH QRP
5. Discharge to Community-PAC LTCH QRP

Note: CMS decided not to publish a 6th quality measure, Potentially Preventable 30-Day Post-Discharge Readmissions, at this time. Additional time would allow for more testing to determine if there are modifications that may be needed both to the measure and to the method for displaying the measure.

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