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CMS releases December 2017 Hospital Compare preview reports

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is making the December 2017 Hospital Compare preview reports available on QualityNet on October 2, 2017. The preview reports are for hospitals and facilities participating in the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR), Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR), Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) and PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Programs.

The Hospital Compare preview reports will be available from October 2 through October 31. Hospitals are encouraged to access and download reports early in the preview period in order to have time for a thorough review. The preview reports are only available during the preview period.

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Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Overview

The Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) program is a pay-for-reporting program intended to equip consumers with quality of care information to make more informed decisions about healthcare options. It is also intended to encourage hospitals and clinicians to improve the quality of inpatient care provided to beneficiaries by, first, ensuring that providers are aware of and reporting on best practices for their respective facilities and type of care.

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