WSHA provides financial and quality analyses to hospitals

March 8, 2017

WSHA provides financial and quality analyses to hospitals

WSHA recently produced and sent a series of hospital-specific analyses, described below, to the chief financial officer or other designated finance persons at each of our member hospitals. If you did not receive your report or need to be set up as a designated recipient, please contact Dane Karnick at If you have questions regarding the reports themselves, please contact Jonathan Bennett at  or Andrew Busz at

The analyses include:

The Critical Access Hospital (CAH) DataBook, which provides a comprehensive and comparative review of Medicare inpatient and outpatient utilization, as well as financial indicator and quality performance.

The Quality Program Measure Trends Analysis, which provides a comparative review over time of the quality data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Hospital performance levels are shown in both graphical and tabular form with relevant comparisons to national standards.
Episode Payment Models Final Rule and Analysis, which provides hospital-specific information based on CMS’ proposal to implement three episode payment models: acute myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft, and surgical hip/femur fracture treatment excluding lower extremity joint replacement. The model program start date is July 1, 2017 with a duration of five program years.


Medicare Quality Based Payment Reform (QBPR) Overview Report. This one-page high-level report shows your hospital performance on all three quality programs: Value Based Purchasing, Readmissions Reduction Program, and Hospital Acquired Conditions Reduction Program. The data period includes FFY 2015 to FFY 2017. The report shows the total impact of these programs and the data points that drive performance over time.


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