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CMS adds outpatient data to Hospital Compare website
Modern Healthcare

The CMS has expanded its Hospital Compare website to include new measures related to outpatient care. Visitors to the site, which until now had included only information related to inpatient care, can access data on hospitals in specific geographic areas and compare facilities. New additions to the website include four measures related to use—or overuse—of medical imaging; two measures related to antibiotic administration in outpatient surgery patients; and four measures related to outpatient care during possible heart attacks.