HFMA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the weighting of the HCAHPS domain within the CMS Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program.

HFMA's comments request CMS:

  • Reduce the current HCAHPS weighting until a better understanding of how acuity and regional differences impact HCAHPS scores.
  • Conduct a patient-level study that correlates HCAHPS scores to patient acuity, region, and community economic factors to better understand the relationship between these variables and the scores.

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Publication Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012