Hospitals engaging in hospital quality reporting programs can preview their overall hospital quality star rating, and other quality data through the day of May 5, that will be added to the Hospital Compare website in the month of July.
In accordance to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the inpatient preview reports, hospital-specific reports and overall hospital quality star ratings won’t involve Patient Safety Indicator results for fiscal year 2018 because of a PSI software issue,
Due to that, the overall hospital quality star rating for the month of July will be updated using fiscal year 2017 PSI results. In accordance to the expectations of CMS, updated fiscal year 2018 PSI results will be available for the October preview period, and incorporated into the month of October 2017 public release of star ratings.
The Hospital Compare ratings are deployed on sufferer answers to Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems surveys, which they get after any hospital stays. The surveys assist CMS to form a picture of the experience patients get at these facilities through the series of queries about care and services by coming up with a summary star rating based on the answers.
The ratings are depended on results tied to 64 measures that gauge care, readmissions, patient safety, financial management and imaging, among others.
Hospitals can visit the QualityNet Secure Portal in order to access the hospital-specific overall star rating and inpatient and outpatient preview reports.