An Opt-In Program That Lets Health Systems Supplement Medicare Claims Data

May 7, 2015 2:30 PM

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The U.S. News Hospital Outcome Data Disclosure Program can help bridge critical gaps in CMS data

To develop the Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings, due to launch May 20, U.S. News tapped MedPAR, the only database that touches almost every hospital in the country. All inpatients 65 and up who are covered by traditional fee-for-service Medicare are in MedPAR's huge administrative database, wh...

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