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N.R.S. § 439A-220

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Information concerning hospitals: Establishment of program; information to be collected, maintained and provided through the program

The Department of Health and Human Services must establish a program to increase public awareness of health care information on hospitals.  The program must allow consumers to compare the quality of care of different hospitals.  The program must include the collection and maintenance of the following information:

  • Inpatients and outpatients in each hospital;
  • Quality of care provided by using measures endorsed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Quality Forum, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the United States Department of Health and Human Services;
  • Consistency of following recognized practices to prevent patient infections, speed patient recovery, and have fewer medical complications;
  • For each hospital, the total number of discharged patients, average length of stay, and average billed charges, reported by diagnosis-related groups for the 50 most useful medical treatments for outpatients;
  • The total number of patients discharged from the hospital and the total number of preventable readmissions (expressed as a rate), and the average length of stay and average billed charges for the readmissions;
  • For each hospital, the name of the physician who performed a surgical procedure, and the total number of surgical procedures performed by the physician, reported by diagnosis-related group, by principle diagnosis, principle surgical procedure and secondary surgical procedure;
  • Any other information related to the costs charged and the quality of care provided in the hospitals determined by the Department to be useful to consumers, nationally recognized, and reported in a standard manner. 

Current as of June 2015