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News: Website enhancements facilitate facility comparison

Case Management Weekly, September 12, 2012

CMS recently announced the redesign of Hospital Compare and Nursing Home Compare, two websites that help Americans make informed healthcare choices. 

Both websites offer improved navigation and new search functionalities that allow users to input facility names, CMS said in a press release. Glossaries and web resources also have been enhanced to make information easier to understand. 

Hospital Compare enhancements include: 
  • Two new measures that address potential health risks of imaging services, such as exposure to unnecessary radiation 
  • Updated data for existing quality measures 
Nursing Home Compare enhancements include: 
  • Narratives that explain specific findings from nursing home inspections
  • Two new measures that report use of antipsychotic medications
  • Updated data for quality measures previously available on the site
  • Information about nursing home ownership

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