Tool available for responding to community health needs assessment

Hospitals and health systems want to make an impact when responding to community health needs assessments, but searching for examples of successful community health interventions can take tremendous time and energy. The CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator brings together tools, resources and examples to help hospitals and health systems get started.... Read More >>

CMS will not update overall hospital star ratings in July

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week announced it will not update its overall hospital quality star ratings on Hospital Compare in July. “CMS has decided to postpone the July star ratings update to give time for additional analysis of the impact of changes to some of the measures on the star ratings and to address stakeholder concerns,” the agency said.... Read More >>

OIC releases insurance finance data

In March, the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) released data from the 2017 annual insurer filings. WSHA analyzed trends from the top three commercial and Medicaid insurers in the state for 2016 and 2017.... Read More >>

DataGen Review of Medicare’s Readmission Reduction & Hospital Acquired Condition Programs & Reports for Washington Hospitals

Click here to view webcast recording Click here to view webcast slides... Read More >>

DataGen Review of Medicare’s Value-Based Purchasing Program & VBP Reports for Washington State & Oregon Hospitals

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HAC Reduction Program Analysis Webcast

WSHA hosted a webinar to discuss the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program Analysis. The webcast provided an overview of the HAC program as well as provide insights to your hospital specific impact analysis.... Read More >>

Webinar: Hospital-acquired condition reduction program analysis

WSHA will host a webinar from 10-11am on May 4 to discuss the hospital-acquired condition (HAC) reduction program analysis. The program is designed to help hospital and health systems reduce HACs and avoid penalties from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). ... Read More >>

Medicare Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Program Estimated Quality Metrics webcast recording and slides

The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Quality Metric analysis is intended to provide an estimate of the hospital’s performance using the composite scoring methodology described in the final program rules published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).... Read More >>

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