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Carey K, Dor A
Hospital response to CMS public reports of hospital charge information.
This study examined trends in charge increases for Medicare inpatients treated in approximately 3400 hospitals after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began reporting charges online in 2013 for Medicare inpatients. The investigators applied difference-in-differences analysis to comprehensive inpatient charge data from New York and Florida for the years 2011-2016. After public reporting was implemented the growth in reported charges in New York hospitals was 4-9% lower than unreported diagnosis-related groups and in Florida it was 2-8% lower.
Citation: Carey K, Dor A . Hospital response to CMS public reports of hospital charge information. Med Care 2020 Jan;58(1):70-73. doi: 10.1097/mlr.0000000000001232..
Keywords: Hospitals, Healthcare Costs, Public Reporting, Medicare, Hospitalization
Dor A, Encinosa WE, Carey K
AHRQ Author: Encinosa WE
Medicare's Hospital Compare quality reports appear to have slowed price increases for two major procedures.
The researchers investigated whether public reporting of hospital quality, as done through Medicare’s public reporting initiative, Hospital Compare, has an impact on the pricing of hospital services for the privately insured. In their examination of 2 common and expensive procedures, coronary artery bypass graft and percutaneous coronary intervention, they found that Hospital Compare exerted a downward pressure on prices in States lacking quality report cards of their own.
AHRQ-authored; AHRQ-funded; HS023610
Citation: Dor A, Encinosa WE, Carey K . Medicare's Hospital Compare quality reports appear to have slowed price increases for two major procedures. Health Aff. 2015 Jan;34(1):71-7. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2014.0263..
Keywords: Healthcare Costs, Quality of Care, Heart Disease and Health, Public Reporting, Surgery