Toproduce a meaningful ranking of US hospitals, The SafeCare Group® utilized a comprehensive framework for the 100 SafeCare Hospitals®. The distinguished medical and legal experts who designed, developed, and implemented The Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005 and The Affordable Care Act believed that a listing of high performing hospitals in the areas of low rates of infections, complications, readmissions, high patient satisfaction, andgreat value would promote strong incentives to improve health care. These metrics subsequently became part of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) hospitals pay-for-performance programs of HVBP, HACRP, and HRRP. The SafeCare Group® adopted these relevant metrics as its framework for the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® methodology, termed Recognizing Healthcare Excellence®, as it represented holistic, evidence-based metrics. The framework also reflect a Balanced Scorecard of low rates of infections, complications, readmissions, and high patient satisfaction and value. The 100 SafeCare Hospitals listing is truly disruptive to the healthcare status quo. Hospitals that performed poorly on these evidence-based metrics receive a financial penalty from the CMS.
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The metrics of the HRRP encourages hospitals to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of acute inpatient care for patients by:
Focusing on better coordination of care and communications between providers, and patients and their caregivers.
Improving discharge planning, education and follow-up for discharged patients.
Using electronic medical records to share information and provide continuity of care.
The metrics of the HVBP encourages hospitals to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of acute inpatient care for patients by: