CMS Unveils Patient-Focused Website, Quality Project Plans
On Friday, CMS launched Quality Care Finder, a new website designed to help U.S. residents compare hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and other health care providers. The website is an online platform that provides access to all Medicare Compare portals, and it allows patients to compare hospitals based on death rates, readmissions and whether they give recommended treatments for various conditions. CMS also released plans for an enhanced Quality Improvement Organization program, which aims to provide technical assistance and resources to help health care providers change care delivery.
- "CMS Enhances Web Consumer Information" (Goedert, Health Data Management, 8/5).
- "Hospital Care Quality Data Updated on National Website" (Kleffman, Contra Costa Times, 8/8).
- "CMS Launches Tools and Initiatives To Help Improve American Health Care Quality" (CMS release, 8/4).