CMS’ ra­tio­nale for re­mov­ing some mea­sures:

Modern Healthcare - - News | Providers - —Maria Castel­lucci

CAUTI, C. dif­fi­cile, CLABSI, sur­gi­cal site in­fec­tion and MRSA out­come mea­sures:

Du­plica­tive in Hospi­tal-Ac­quired Con­di­tion Re­duc­tion Pro­gram.

Hospi­tal Sur­vey on Pa­tient Safety Cul­ture:

Mea­sure does not re­sult in bet­ter pa­tient out­comes.

Safe-surgery check­list use:

Cost of the mea­sure out­weighs the ben­e­fit.

Hospi­tal 30-day, all-cause, risk-stan­dard­ized mor­tal­ity rate for AMI, CABG surgery, COPD hos­pi­tal­iza­tion, heart fail­ure and pneu­mo­nia:

Du­plica­tive in the Hospi­tal Value-based Pur­chas­ing Pro­gram.

Hospi­tal 30-day, all-cause, risk-stan­dard­ized read­mis­sion rate for AMI, CABG, COPD, heart fail­ure, pneu­mo­nia and to­tal hip or knee re­place­ment:

Du­plica­tive in the Hospi­tal Read­mis­sions Re­duc­tion Pro­gram.

Cel­luli­tis clin­i­cal episode-based pay­ment mea­sure:

Cost of the mea­sure out­weighs the ben­e­fit and the data are also cap­tured un­der a more broadly ap­pli­ca­ble mea­sure—Medi­care spend­ing per ben­e­fi­ciary. In­fluenza im­mu­niza­tion:

Mea­sure per­for­mance is “topped-out”.

In­ci­dence of po­ten­tially preventable ve­nous throm­boem­bolism pro­phy­laxis:

Cost of the mea­sure out­weighs the ben­e­fit.

Home man­age­ment plan of care doc­u­ment given to pa­tient/ care­giver:

Cost of the mea­sure out­weighs the ben­e­fit.

Stroke ed­u­ca­tion: Cost of the mea­sure out­weighs the ben­e­fit.

As­sessed for rehabilitation: Cost of the mea­sure out­weighs the ben­e­fit.

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