The data include four imaging efficiency measures, which have been calculated for hospital outpatient departments using 2008 claims data billed under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS):
- MRI lumbar spine for low back pain
- Mammography follow-up rates
- Abdominal CT, use of contrast material
- Thorax CT, use of contrast material
CMS has created a website called Hospital Compare in collaboration with the Hospital Quality Alliance to make this data on hospital performance and quality of care available to patients, families, and providers.
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