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Hospital Compare Has Been Refreshed (10/08/2015)

The October 2015 Hospital Compare update includes HCAHPS scores from January 2014 through December 2014 data collection. Please click on the following link to access the Hospital Compare Web site:

New! HCAHPS Summary Star Distribution by US State (10/08/2015)

A new table has been added to the HCAHPS Star Ratings Page. The first HCAHPS Summary Star Distribution by US State table has been posted for the October 2015 Public Report Period. Please click here, or click on the HCAHPS Star Ratings navigation button, to access this report.

HCAHPS Summary Star Ratings Distribution for the October 2015 Public Report Period Has Been Posted (10/08/2015)

The HCAHPS Summary Star Rating Distribution for October 2015 has been added to the HCAHPS Web site HCAHPS Star Ratings Page.

Summary Analyses Page Tables Have Been Updated (10/08/2015)

The following tables have been added to the HCAHPS Web site Summary Analyses Page:

  • October 2015 Summary of HCAHPS Survey Results Table
  • October 2015 HCAHPS Percentiles Table

V.33 MS-DRG Codes Effective October 1, 2015 (10/08/2015)

CMS has adopted V.33 MS-DRG Codes effective October 1, 2015. Please click here for the Table of V.33 MS-DRG Codes and HCAHPS Service Line Categories.

October 7, 2015 HCAHPS Data Submission Deadline has Closed and 2nd Quarter 2014 (April, May and June) Review and Correct Period has Begun (10/08/2015)

The October 7, 2015 HCAHPS data submission deadline for patients discharged in April, May and June 2015 has passed. No new data can be submitted. October 8, 2015 begins the Review and Correct Period, which runs through October 14, 2015. Please note that only previously submitted data may be corrected.

The December 2015 Public Report Preview Period begins September 15, 2015 (09/15/2015)

The December 2015 Public Report Preview Reports are now available on the QualityNet Secure Portal to participating providers and Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs). The Preview Reports will be available from September 15, 2015 to October 14, 2015. (To access the report, you must be registered as a QualityNet Secure Portal user and have been assigned the QIO Clinical Data Warehouse Feedback Report role). The data that appear in the Preview Reports will be reported on Hospital Compare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Web site for Medicare beneficiaries and the general public, in December 2015.

Patient-Mix Coefficients for December 2015 HCAHPS Results Have Been Posted (09/15/2015)

The Patient-Mix Coefficients for the December 2015 HCAHPS results are now available. Please click here to access the Mode & Patient-Mix Adjustment page.

Star Ratings: December 2015 Technical Notes Have Been Posted (09/15/2015)

The Technical Notes for the December 2015 HCAHPS results are now available. The December 2015 HCAHPS Star Ratings are included in the hospital Preview Reports (available to hospitals from September 15, 2015 through October 14, 2015), and will be Publicly Reported on Hospital Compare in December 2015. Please click here to access the HCAHPS Star Ratings page.

FY 2016 IPPS Final Rule has been Published (08/17/2015)

The FY 2016 IPPS Final Rule, establishing the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS), is now available on the Federal Register.

The Final Rule and related tables are available at the following URL:

HCAHPS XML File Specifications V3.7 Have Been Posted (07/31/2015)

The HCAHPS XML File Specifications Version 3.7 have been added to the HCAHPS Web site Technical Specifications Page. The HCAHPS Technical File Specifications V3.7 are to be used starting with July 1, 2015 patient discharges.