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CMS proposal to suppress hospital safety data angers advocates — agency says COVID disruptions, staff shortages hamper ability to fairly score poor performers.

Clark C. MedPage Today. May 20, 2022.

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June 1, 2022

Clark C. MedPage Today. May 20, 2022.

Public reporting of safety measures is considered a hallmark of health care transparency. This article discusses a proposed change to reporting requirements in the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program (HACRP). The change would limit the sharing of patient safety indicator data that informs Care Compare and hospital Medicare reimbursements.