Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program

The Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program is a national quality initiative set forth by the government through the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003. This initiative requires hospitals to submit performance data on specified conditions in an effort to improve the health care delivery system nationwide. Results for measures are made available to the public to help individuals make more informed decisions regarding where they would like to receive their health care services. The following link provides access to CHS performance results:

Performance results can also be found on the CMS public reporting website

In April of 2016, the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) issued its comprehensive Measures That Matter report, recommending a strategy to better achieve the Triple Aim of better patient care, better health outcomes and lower costs.

“We are in the era of over-measurement in health care,” said Patrick O’Shaughnessy, DO, CHS's executive vice president and system chief medical officer, who is a member of the HANYS Statewide Steering Committee on Quality Initiatives. “We need to unify around a focused and universal set of evidence-based outcome indicators across all payers. Then we can dedicate resources to track and monitor progress and make investments to do the actual work of improving care.”

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