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CMS Releases April 2019 Hospital Compare Hospital Data Preview

We are opening the 30-day preview period for hospitals so they can see the data that will be publicly reported on Hospital Compare this spring. As part of the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR), Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR), and Prospective Payment System (PPS)-Exempt Cancer Hospitals Quality Reporting (PCHQR) programs, hospitals have 30 days to preview their data prior to public reporting on Hospital Compare. Later this spring, we will post the data on Hospital Compare, where Medicare beneficiaries and the public can review quality measure data for participating hospitals and facilities.

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Hospitals-Inpatient — Overview

Through its hospital quality improvement initiatives, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) strives to improve the care provided by the nation's hospitals and publicly display (on Hospital Compare) quality information to consumers and others.

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