Friday, March 22, 2013

HealthLeadersMedia: CMS Unveils Hospital Violations Database

Cheryl Clark, March 18, 2013

For the first time, providers, payers, and patients now have an enormous searchable database containing documents detailing about 8,000 serious federal safety rule violations -- many of which have caused serious patient harm or death -- at about 1,000 U.S. hospitals since January, 2011.

The documents, which resulted from federally authorized complaint investigations and are called "2567s," were released over the weekend by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services after a long-standing request from and collaboration with the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Read the rest at HealthLeadersMedia.

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