The mortality rate is an important metric that has a significant weightage in different CMS programs. It weighs 22% in the CMS Star Rating program and 25% in the VBP program under the Clinical Outcomes domain. Dexur provides the mortality rates for different time periods at DRG levels to help hospitals understand their performance. Hospitals can give special attention to conditions that have a high mortality rate and come up with specific treatment plans to improve their score. Only certain conditions are taken into account in calculating the mortality score for VBP and Star Rating program.
Dexur provides mortality trends for all the conditions under VBP for a rolling one and three year period. This can help hospitals identify measures where they have underperformed and improve on them.