Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022
Unless exempted as provided for in
, each health care
institution will be subject to a ranking procedure.
1. Geographical peer grouping. Similar types
of health care institutions (e.g., all hospitals or all nursing homes) will be
grouped into geographical peer groups and ranked in relation to other
institutions within their peer group.
2. Ranking procedure. Each health care
institution will be ranked on each indicator and given a quartile score on each
indicator. Each quartile represents 25% of institutions within the peer group.
Each institution will be given a score of 1, 2, 3, or 4 on each indicator
depending upon the quartile in which it falls. A quartile score of 1 on an
indicator means that an institution ranked in the top quartile (top 25%) on
that indicator. Quartile scores are summed over all indicators. The total is
divided by the number of indicators to get an average quartile score. The top
performers will be selected by using the average quartile score and
identifying, to the extent possible, the top 25% of the institutions within
each peer group.
Health care institutions may be sorted into other peer groupings (e.g., bed
size, urban/rural, system/nonsystem) for purposes of analysis.