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NASHVILLE, Tenn. ‐ Data Advantage, LLC recently announced 75 hospitals receiving a Best in Value™: Superior Quality Merit Award from the 2009‐2010 Hospital Value Index™ the first and only national study on U.S. hospitals and the value of care they provide and Moberly Regional Medical Center, Moberly was among the top 75 named.
The 2009‐2010 Hospital Value Index™is an independent analysis of each hospital’s performance in the categories of: quality, affordability & efficiency and patient satisfaction. Out of the more than 4,500 hospitals that were analyzed, 75 received the Superior Quality Merit Award for achieving high marks in the quality category.
“This group of hospitals has a proven ability to deliver high quality care, a key element in providing overall value to their communities,” said Hal Andrews, CEO of Data Advantage. “Our study suggests that hospitals that achieve outstanding scores in the area of quality will be rewarded in the new world of Value‐Based Purchasing, so each of these hospitals is off to a good start.”
The quality category is analyzed using data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Core Measures, AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators, CMS 30‐day mortality scores and CMS reported hospital readmission rates. In order to receive the award, hospitals were first considered as Best in Value™ or in the top 25 percent of all hospitals in the study. The top 10 percent of this group were then ranked in the quality category in order to receive the Superior Quality Merit Award.