WHA Touts CMS’ Latest Quality Results for WI

March 05, 2020

Recently released data from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) show that once again Wisconsin hospitals and health systems are outperforming most of the country in several quality of care metrics. WHA shared the positive results of the latest CMS Hospital Compare data with a memo to the state Legislature and a statewide press release.

The refreshed CMS data include results for the agency’s Valued-Based Purchasing program, patient-reported satisfaction scores, hospital readmissions penalties and overall Medicare spending per beneficiary. in just one example of data success, Wisconsin’s hospitals and health systems lead the nation in patient satisfaction with information provided at discharge and are sixth overall in CMS’ Value-Based Purchasing Program.

“Not only does this mean that patients are receiving higher quality care in Wisconsin,” WHA’s President and CEO Eric Borgerding and Chief Quality Officer Beth Dibbert said in the memo, “it means that care is being delivered more cost-effectively.

“This quality work is made possible by a public policy environment that supports our health care workforce, rather than imposing distracting or confusing regulatory burden on our frontline providers.”

Contact Beth Dibbert for more information.

This story originally appeared in the March 05, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter