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Performance Measurement in the Hospital Outpatient Setting

Publication Date
Nov 30, 2007

The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services contracted with RAND to conduct an environmental scan of hospital outpatient performance measurement for visits, services, and procedures paid under the Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System. This report presents the results from the environmental scan including analysis of data to determine leading conditions and services/procedures provided in the outpatient setting and a scan of publicly available measures being used across a variety of settings to identify those that potentially apply to care delivered in the hospital outpatient setting and potential gaps.