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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 216. Methodology to Measure Efficiency and Productivity of Health Care Institutions

12VAC5-216-90. Ranking; other peer groupings.

A. Unless exempted as provided for in 12VAC5-216-100, 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.

B. Health care institutions may be sorted into other peer groupings (e.g., bed size, urban/rural, system/nonsystem) for purposes of analysis.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-276.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 12VAC25-30-110 and 12VAC25-30-120 derived from VR370-01-002 §§ 3.2 and 3.3, eff. June 1, 1994; amended and adopted as 12VAC5-216-90, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 22, eff. August 20, 1997.

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