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Executive Summary Today’s healthcare environment is rapidly changing. Hospitals and healthcare systems are being bombarded by myriad challenges, including the fluctuating economy, cuts in Medicare reimbursements, and new procedural, financial, and reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). All of these factors are pressuring healthcare organizations to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes without sacrificing the quality of care.
Quality advisory in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announcement that it has suspended plans to add data on hospital-acquired conditions (HAC) to Hospital Compare, citing an error in the agency's data file used to calculate the HAC measures. Download