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CY 2013 Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary Results Have Been Recalculated

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the calendar year (CY) 2013 Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB) measure results have been recalculated. After identifying an issue affecting standardized payment data used in calculating the MSPB measure results for outpatient service claims rendered in 2013, CMS has released revised MSPB hospital-specific reports (HSRs) and will include the updated MSPB measure results in the downloadable Hospital Compare archive files after hospitals have had 30 days to preview their confidential reports.

CMS is providing HSRs for the MSPB measure review and corrections period that begins Oct. 29 and ends Nov. 30. This process does not allow hospitals to submit additional corrections related to the underlying claims data used to calculate the rates, nor add new claims to the data extract used to calculate the rates.

CMS will not make any payment adjustments for the FY 2015 Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program. For further assistance, contact the Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting Outreach and Education Support Contractor through the Inpatient Questions and Answers tool at https://cms-ip.custhelp.com

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