New on AHRQ's Public Reporting Front
- Report reviews key methodological decision points that report sponsors may encounter when generating provider performance scores (MW (Friedberg and CL Damberg, RAND—available at http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/value/perfscoresmethods).
- $ Ground-breaking study tests alternative public reporting approaches to providing consumers with information on provider cost and resource use measures (J. Hibbard, AHRQ Annual Meeting, Sept. 20, 2011).
- Over half of States now produce a public report using AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services's (CMS) HospitalCompare uses AHRQ QIs to report on hospital quality nationwide.
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