Development of Medicare Outpatient Indicators for the CAH Financial Indicators Report

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The purpose of this project was to develop 3-5 indicators that would assist CAH administrators to better manage the outpatient services provided to Medicare beneficiaries and allow Flex coordinators and others to objectively measure financial performance of hospitals on outpatient metrics (not just in-patient). Development of outpatient measures will allow State Flex Coordinators to objectively measure and evaluate management of outpatient services of CAHs in their states. This would allow determination of service and performance gaps and priorities for improvement because funding could be better matched to the needs of CAHs.