CMS will not update overall Hospital Star Ratings in July

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it will not update its overall hospital quality star ratings on Hospital Compare in July. “CMS has decided to postpone the July star ratings update to give time for additional analysis of the impact of changes to some of the measures on the star ratings and to address stakeholder concerns,” the agency said. “When changes are made to the underlying measures it is vital to take the time needed to understand the impact of those changes and ensure we are giving consumers the most useful information.” As part of this process, CMS said it will seek feedback from a multi-disciplinary technical expert panel, a provider leadership workgroup, and a public comment period.

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