Honor Roll

    The GHA Core Measure Honor Roll
    The concept of an Honor Roll was established in 2007. GHA completed work with the Top Ten Program and CMS initiated pay for performance. The GHA Board of Trustees charged the Best Practice Subcommittee to develop a new methodology to ensure the continuation of the Honor Roll.  The new Core Measure Honor Roll includes more than just the 8 Appropriate Care Measures (ACM’s); it will now encompass measures in Value Based Purchasing (VBP) core measures and the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) core measures. This will help hospitals monitor core measures and the financial impact associated with VBP core measures. 

    The new GHA Core Measure Honor Roll includes 139 Georgia hospitals, an increase from the previous Honor Roll.  It incorporates more CAH’s and small rural hospitals. The Honor Roll also contains Acute Myocardial infarction (AMI), Heart Failure (HF), Pneumonia (PN), and Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) measures. The score on the honor roll is a composite score containing only the measures submitted by the hospitals.  This composite-type scoring has no penalty for not submitting all core measures. The naming conventions for the categories more accurately define each category; Chairman (Top 5%), Trustee (Top 15%), and Presidential (Top 30%). 

    Methodology
    The new Honor Roll is based on the Dartmouth methodology for composite scoring. This method is a weighted average of the four conditions' specific summary scores.  As previously mentioned, there is no penalty for not submitting measures. The score is created by multiplying the Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) score by the number of AMI measures submitted, the Heart Failure (HF) score by the number of HF measure submissions, the Pneumonia (PN) score by the number of PN measure submissions, and the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) score by the number of SCIP submissions.  The results are then summed and divided by the sum of the total measures submissions submitted by the hospital. The scoring is as follows:

    Presidential Honor Roll –  96.9 to 98.02
    Trustee Honor Roll –  98.03 to 99.01
    Chairman’s Honor Roll – 99.02 to 100

    These thresholds will be locked in until January 2014 and then will be re-evaluated.

    Click here to access the list of Core Measures contained in the Honor Roll.
    Click here to use the Core Measure Honor Roll calculator.
    • Instructions on how to use the calculator can be found on the first tab of the calculator
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