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CMS data reinforces that processes are easier to improve than outcomes
Modern Healthcare

U.S. healthcare facilities are improving more rapidly on process measures than they are on clinical outcome measures, according to a new CMS report. Overall, the nation saw improvement on most of the publicly reported measures evaluated between 2006 and 2013.

The 2015 National Impact Assessment, posted Monday, is a comprehensive evaluation of the effects of hundreds of measures used across a total of 25 CMS quality-reporting programs for hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies and clinician offices.