To meet the requirements of Oklahoma licensure, Medicare Conditions of Participation and other accrediting bodies, hospitals must continually assess their performance and act to implement processes to improve the quality of care they provide.
To monitor the quality of care in a hospital, Medicare recommends, and the State of Oklahoma (through the Oklahoma State Department of Health) requires that hospitals report certain quality "indicators." These indicators include information about certain patient diagnosis and conditions, patient safety events and patient satisfaction scores.
For a complete list of indicators, click here.
To view the hospital scores reported to Medicare go to: www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare.
1. Value Based Purchasing (or pay for performance) reports: using the actual formulas that will be used for VBP payment determinations, these reports demonstrate how a hospital will fare financially in the pay for performance system. An Excel format is provided to allow hospitals to input more recent data to gain an understanding of how current performance affects their VBP outcome. It can also be used to identify areas in which to focus improvement efforts.
2. HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) results of your hospital's HCAHPS scores compared to National and Oklahoma averages.
For more information, contact Rick Snyder, email@example.com, or LaWanna Halstead, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introducing a new initiative to improve the quality and timeliness of inpatient and outpatient encounter data available to hospitals in Oklahoma.