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Hospital Groups Back NQF Report on Patient Sociodemographics
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Two hospital associations are providing a ringing endorsement of a National Quality Forum draft report that recommends risk adjusting quality measures for hospitals’ patient mixes to reflect socioeconomic factors such as insurance coverage, race, and income.

The American Hospital Association on Monday sent a letter to NQF and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services urging them to act quickly on the report’s recommendations.