Nearly all of the hospitals that participated in the CMS Hospital Outpatient Quality Data Reporting Program submitted information appropriately and will receive the full payment update for 2009.
Of the 3,339 participating hospitals, 3,313, or more than 99%, will get the payment update, according to a CMS news release. The remaining 26 will receive an update that has been reduced by 2 percentage points because they either did not report their quality data successfully or did not have an administrator for QualityNet, the CMS site for reporting purposes, according to the CMS.
The outpatient reporting program was designed to increase quality reporting on seven measures for heart attack and surgical care, including appropriate timing for different medications, diagnostics and treatment. Hospitals will be required to report on four additional measures in imaging efficiency to receive the full update in 2010, the CMS said.