CHA News Article

CMS Accepting Comments on Development of Hospital Harm Measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation – Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation to develop four hospital-level electronic clinical quality measures on dimensions of patient harm or adverse patient safety events. Specifically, the measures will address hypoglycemia, opioid-related adverse events, hospital-acquired pressure injuries and acute kidney injuries.

Additional information on the measure specifications and instructions for how to submit comments for each measure are available on CMS’ website. CMS is accepting public comments until 8:59 p.m. (PT) on Mar. 2.