This timeline offers a unique opportunity to observe the same QMs for nursing homes that did and did not choose to participate in the report card during its early period.In 2005, 297 of the 449 eligible nursing homes (66.1%) chose to participate in the survey and 152 (33.9%) did not.Report cards are published by the Federal Government (The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – CMS), by states, employer founded or sponsored organizations (e.g.the National Committee for Quality Assurance – NCQA) and professional organizations (e.g. While these reports typically overlap in terms of the entities included (e.g.To answer two questions: 1) Were the nursing homes choosing not to participate low quality performers relative to those who chose to participate?2) Once participation became mandatory, did those that did not voluntarily participate initially, improve more than those that participated voluntarily?Non-mandatory reporting systems, as those implemented by some states and professional associations, lead to missed opportunities for quality improvements.Quality report cards have become a staple of the American health care system.
Nursing homes' participation was voluntary in 2005 and mandatory in 20.
hospitals are included in the CMS and the STS reports) they often do not include the same information, but rather report on different types of care offered by the same provider (e.g. Report cards have been developed for most settings.
mortality for different conditions) or different outcomes for the same care (e.g. Nursing Home Compare suggesting that report cards, when properly designed, can influence patient referrals, managed care contracting decisions, and ultimately, the quality of care offered to patients.
As a result, in New York State, the 2011-2012 STS report includes only 15 medical groups out of the 40 hospitals and the 200 physicians offering cardiac surgery in the State.
An example of the latter is the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System that in 2010 paid physicians an incentive equal to 2.0% of their estimated total Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) allowed charges for covered professional services if they submitted QMs' data.
We labeled those choosing to participate in 2005 as “volunteers” and those that did not as “non-volunteers.” These labels were retained for 20.