LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth year in a row, The SafeCare Group® has published the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® listing. Unlike other designations, 100 SafeCare Hospitals® is not an award that hospitals receive; 100 SafeCare Hospitals® is a distinction that hospitals earn based upon performance in the comprehensive, evidence-based metrics of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) value based program (HVBP), readmissions reduction program (HRRP), and acquired complications reduction program (HACRP).
"Just two percent of US hospitals earn the prestigious 100 SafeCare Hospitals® distinction," said Yisrael M. Safeek, MD, MBA, CPE, FACPE, Chairman and CEO. "We believe that this listing would incentivize doctors, nurses and hospitals to improve care and reduce unnecessary errors that harm patients. The listings reflect a balanced scorecard representing quality, patient safety, and efficiency of care provided at those hospitals. Hospitals that performed poorly on these evidence-based metrics receive a financial penalty from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services."
To produce a meaningful ranking of US hospitals, The SafeCare Group® looked to the CMS for guidance of a comprehensive framework for the 100 SafeCare Hospitals®. The distinguished medical and legal experts who designed, developed, and implemented Title III of the Affordable Care Act believed that a listing of high performing hospitals in the metrics of Sections 3001, 3008, and 3025 would promote strong incentives to improve care. The SafeCare Group® adopted this framework for the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® methodology, as it represented holistic, evidence-based metrics in the areas of "Quality of Care", "Patient Safety", and "Efficiency of Care". As a result, the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® utilized a methodology that is firmly rooted and grounded on nationally recognized, evidence-based metrics. The ratings compare hospitals according to like sizes at three levels: over 400 beds; 100-400 beds; and under 100 beds.
About The SafeCare Group®
The SafeCare Group® mission is a relentless commitment to improving healthcare for all people. 100 SafeCare Hospitals®, SafeCare® Magazine, and SafeCare Analytics® comprise The SafeCare Group®. Since 2012, SafeCare Analytics® have been helping hospitals excel with Joint Commission OPPE, readmissions, cost, complications and infections. Since 2013, the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® listings recognize US hospitals that excelled in evidence-based areas that are required by the CMS. For more information about 100 SafeCare Hospitals® visit www.100safecarehospitals.com
Sarju Bharucha, JD
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