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Quality Data Refresh on data.medicare.gov

Hospital quality data has been updated on Hospital Compare downloadable databases on data.medicare.gov but not on the CMS Hospital Compare Website. The following measures have been updated on data.medicare.gov:

  1. HCAPHS: – data updated to report through 17Q3_18Q2
  2. Timely & Effective Care: Sepsis Care (1 measure): EP-1 – data updated to report through 17Q3_18Q2
  3. Timely & Effective Care: Heart Attack (3 measures): OP-3b, OP-5, OP-2 – data updated to report through 17Q3_18Q2 (Note: OP-1: Median Time to Fibrinolysis was not listed in this update)
  4. Timely & Effective Care: Emergency Department (4 measures updated): ED-1b, ED-2b, OP-18b, OP-23 – data updated to report data through 17Q3_18Q2
  5. Timely & Effective Care: Blood clot prevention & treatment (1 measure): VTE-6 – data updated to report through 17Q3_18Q2
  6. Timely & Effective Care: Pregnancy & delivery care (1 measure): PC-01 – data updated to report through 17Q3_18Q2
  7. Complications & Deaths – Infections (6 measures): HAI-1, HAI-2, HAI-3, HAI-4, HAI-5, HAI-6 – data updated to report through 17Q3_18Q2

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2 Comments

  1. Martina Dolan Post author | May 7, 2019

    CMS will not be refreshing the Hospital Compare website in April in order to return to a schedule of quarterly updates (i.e., January, April, July, and October). CMS will update the datasets on data.medicare.gov only. The data publicly displayed on Hospital Compare in April will be the same data that was refreshed on February 28, 2019

    Read more on this data release: Data Release FAQs – April 2019
    https://www.qualitynet.org/dcs/ContentServer?c=Page&pagename=QnetPublic%2FPage%2FQnetTier3&cid=1228775959020

  2. Martina Dolan Post author | May 7, 2019

    CMS will also no longer report on these following measures:
    * Door to diagnostic evaluation by a qualified medical professional (OP-20)
    * Median time to pain medication for long bone fractures (OP-21)
    * Aspirin at arrival (OP-4)

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