CHA News Article

CMS Cancels October Hospital Compare Update

Due to the federal government shutdown, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services did not update Hospital Compare quality data as scheduled on Oct. 10. According to a notice on the QualityNet website, the next scheduled update to the website data, including 30-day readmission and complication measures, is Dec. 12. The notice also states that the December update data may be compromised if the shutdown is not resolved before the end of October.