Created through the efforts of CMS in collaboration with organizations representing consumers, hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, and other Federal agencies. The website has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country.
The Leapfrog Group is a voluntary program aimed at mobilizing employer purchasing power to alert America’s health industry that big leaps in healthcare safety, quality and customer value will be recognized and rewarded. Among other initiatives, Leapfrog works with its employer members to encourage transparency and easy access to healthcare information as well as rewards for hospitals that have a proven record of high quality care.
Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score® assigns A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2500 U.S. hospitals based on their ability to prevent errors, accidents, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
CareChex is a division of Comparion Medical Analytics — one of the nation’s largest privately-held healthcare information services companies. Unlike other publicly available quality ratings, CareChex provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care, and patient experiences.