As directed by Oregon House Bill 2216 of 2013, the Oregon Health Authority is using quality health metrics to show how well hospitals are advancing health system transformation, reducing costs, and improving patient safety.
Eleven outcome and quality measures have been developed by the Hospital Metrics Advisory Committee for two measurement years, October 2013–September 2014 (baseline year) and October 2014–September 2015 (performance year). Funds from a quality pool will be awarded to hospitals based on their performance on these measures.
The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) also provides technical assistance webinars on its website.
The specifications used to produce the measures are available below. Measures were produced using national and standardized specifications. Variations are noted in the documents.
Years 1 and 2 specification sheets and methodology documents are available upon request. These documents have been removed from the webpage to minimize confusion between the measurement years.
Below are drafts of specifications for potential HTPP Year 4 measures. The final measure set, including benchmarks, is subject to CMS approval. Revised drafts will be posted as any changes are made.
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