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All hospitals use data to measure their current performance and to identify improvement opportunities. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Leapfrog Group also collect data on hospital performance. Learn more about the data these groups collect below and how it can be used to compare hospitals’ experience and effectiveness.
CMS Hospital Compare
CMS collects data on hospital performance and publishes it on a website, www.Medicare.gov/hospitalcompare. The measures posted on Hospital Compare represent wide agreement from CMS, the hospital industry and public sector stakeholders such as The Joint Commission, the National Quality Forum, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
The majority of data is collected from claims submitted to Medicare for payment for services or the patient satisfaction Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAPHPS) survey sent to patients by hospitals. The reports show the data on a wide variety of measures important to consumers. To help in the decision making process, the data for a specific hospital is published next to a regional average.
Leapfrog Hospital Survey
Leapfrog is a nonprofit publicly reporting on healthcare quality and safety. Leapfrog partners with business coalitions across the country to engage employers and purchasers in advancing healthcare quality and safety.
Business coalition leaders ask hospitals to report to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The survey collects and reports data on seven domains of care:
- Inpatient care management
- Maternity care
- Medication safety
- High-risk surgery
- Pediatric care
- Outpatient procedures