Bishah, John
September 2007
Marketing Health Services;Fall2007, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p21
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the computer technology used by hospitals to try to better understand care from the patient's perspective. In 2007, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule regarding the outpatient prospective payment system, and estimates that the fiscal 2008 increase for hospitals to be 2%. The author reports that CMS is linking the acquisition of the increase to three measures, including the "Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Care Provider and Systems" data, beginning with discharges in July 2007, mortality rates for Medicare patients within 30 days of hospitalization for heart attack, failure, or pneumonia, and specified measures from the surgical care improvement program.


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