CMS Adds Imaging Efficiency Measures to Hospital Compare

CMS has added two imaging efficiency measures to the Hospital Compare website, according to an AHA News Now report.


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The two efficiency measures are:

•    Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery
•    Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time

The lower the percentage or number of patients, the better. To read the two news measures in more detail, click here.

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