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Performance Measurement Coordination Strategy for PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospitals 

Date of Publication:
JUN 2012
Associated Project:
Hospital Workgroup
Recent legislation changes established the Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS)-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting Program, which requires 11 cancer care hospitals – previously exempt from the PPS because of their narrow focus on cancer care – to begin publicly reporting quality data in 2014. This shift is part of a broader effort to achieve greater value in healthcare by pushing measurement-driven quality improvement, public reporting, and accountability into every corner of the care delivery system. In this report, the Measure Applications Partnership outlines a quality measurement strategy for the eleven PPS-exempt cancer hospitals, focusing on a core set of 22 existing measures and priority measure gaps that could be used to help improve care quality.