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Quarterly LTCH Compare Refresh - Now Available

Posted on Monday, December 16, 2019 1:15 PM

The December 2019 quarterly Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Compare refresh is now available. This LTCH Compare update reflects quality data submitted by LTCHs between Quarter 2 – 2018 and Quarter 1 – 2019. CMS has additionally included the annual update to the Discharge to Community quality measure.

As a reminder, data for the quality measure Percent of Residents or Patients that have New or Worsened Pressure Ulcers (short stay), will continue to reflect data collected between Quarter 3 2017 – Quarter 2 2018. This data will continue to be publicly displayed until such time as the new Changes in Skin Integrity Post-Acute Care: Pressure Ulcer/Injury, is publicly displayed in fall 2020, as finalized in the FY 2018 IPPS/LTCH PPS Final Rule.

As of the December 2019 refresh, CMS will no longer publicly display the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Facility-wide Inpatient Hospital-onset Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteremia outcome measure, as finalized in the FY 2019 IPPS/LTCH PPS Final Rule.

Source: CMS


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