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Dexur’s Free CMS Star Rating Measures, Time Periods, Time Lags and Methodology Poster

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The Hospital CMS Star Ratings, designed to measure the quality of healthcare institutions, often presents hospitals with the challenging task of comprehending its intricate methodologies, encompassing performance periods, time lags, and specific weightages of different measures. Dexur, recognizing the complexity of these ratings, has identified that a significant portion of their interactions with hospitals revolves around elucidating these aspects. The need for clarity becomes particularly pronounced when considering that various teams within hospitals - from top-tier executives like the CEO, COO, CMO, CQO, and CNO to the Quality Departments - often have divergent understandings of how the Star Ratings function.

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7 Ways Hospitals Can Avoid Surprises & Improve on CMS Star Ratings, HRRP Penalties, and VBP Payouts

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Hospitals are often surprised by the outcomes of CMS Programs and struggle to improve CMS Star Ratings and Payouts and reduce Penalties. This is because of four reasons:

  1. Lack of out-of-hospital data (e.g., for 30-day readmissions and mortality)
  2. Lack of expert resources to update changing quality measure algorithms
  3. Little room for error in final measure scores
  4. Lack of scale and budget to invest in modern software.

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