Hospital Quality Initiative

Hospital Quality Initiative

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The intent of the Hospital Quality Initiative (HQI) is to improve the quality of care that hospitals provide and to distribute clearly defined and objective data about hospital performance. This encourages consumers to discuss and make more informed decisions on how to obtain the best hospital care, provides incentives for hospitals to improve care, and emphasizes public accountability. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) uses a variety of tools to encourage improvements in the quality of care delivered by hospitals.

These tools include:

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03/11/2024 11:00 AM