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CMS Plan Would Tie Efficiency Scores to Hospital Payments
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Medicare officials have quietly posted on the Hospital Compare website a “cost per Medicare beneficiary” score for acute care hospitals. The data shows a 3.1-fold difference in costs across the country.

Anyone may download Hospital Compare data to see comparative risk-adjusted scores for every hospital. Users may compare the most and least expensive among 3,375 hospitals provided for an “episode” of care, described as a point three days prior to admission to 30 days after discharge for care delivered by any provider paid under Medicare Part A or Part B.