CMS looking for comments on potential hospital quality measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is accepting comments on two cardiac outcomes measures being developed for potential use in the hospital inpatient quality pay-for-reporting program and four hospital outpatient quality reporting measures being developed for certain cardiovascular, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cataract surgery patients.


CMS is allowing comments through August 25 for the two Cardiac measures and through August 28 for the outpatient measures. For more information or to submit comments, visit the CMS Web site.


(SOURCE: AHA News Now,, August 11, 2009)