Did you know that Medicare pays
hospitals based on the “quality of care” provided by the hospital? They
withhold payment to hospitals that don’t “measure up”.
Did you know that Medicare uses patient surveys to determine the quality of care provided by the hospital?
Did you know that most lay people don’t really understand many of the questions asked on these surveys as they relate to quality? Many of the surveys are also completed by family members because the patient is unable to do so.
Did you know that Medicare grades hospitals on a comparison curve and that a hospital with raw scores in the low to mid 90’s will still be penalized? Only hospitals near the 100th percentile will not be penalized. I’m told this amounts to about 3 percent of hospitals. (continue reading at The Grouch at Right Truth)