CMS Announces Expanded Medicare Disparities Tool

CMS OMH has expanded the Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) Tool to include a Hospital View! Based on feedback from users, the MMD tool now allows users to compare health outcomes and quality measures between hospitals. The new Hospital View enables users to compare quality at the hospital level in their communities by specific measures, such as avoidable hospitalizations and 30-day readmission rates.

We have also added cancer metrics to the Population View, so users may view health outcome, spending, and utilization rates across cancer types. The Population View is also now available in Spanish.

Why use our MMD Tool? You can view and download maps and data files to learn more about health outcomes in your community! The free, web-based Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) Tool provides health outcome measures for disease prevalence, costs, and hospitalization for 55 specific chronic conditions, emergency department utilization, readmissions rates, mortality rates, and preventable hospitalizations.

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