Jul 27, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today updated with 2021 data the Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings at its Care Compare website and Provider Data Catalog.
Jul 14, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ new Hospital Overall Star Ratings methodology preservessome year-to-year stability, but some ratings remain volatile.
Jul 14, 2022
In 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) overhauled the Hospital Overall Quality Star Ratings methodology with the expressed purpose of making ratings more transparent, equitable, stable and predictable.
Jul 13, 2022
Key Findings CMS’ new star ratings methodology preserves some year-to-year stability, but ratings remain volatile for hospitals reporting fewer measures. Under CMS’ new peer grouping approach, 74% of hospitals are scored on all five measure g
Jul 13, 2022
This month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will refresh the Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings (Overall Star Rating) on its Care Compare website, the second update since the agency overhauled the methodology in 2020. This year’s refresh will incorporate data from 2021…
Feb 11, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced it will delay updating the Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings on the Care Compare website from April until July so it can correct a calculation error in the calendar year 2021 results for the OP-10 outpatient imaging efficiency…
Puzzling Hospital Ranking Report on Unnecessary Services: Based on Incomplete Data, Omits Important Clinical Details
May 7, 2021
A recent report from the Lown Institute that ranks hospitals on what they deem to be unnecessary hospital services, tests and procedures attempts to make sweeping conclusions about hospital value based on data that are not only incomplete, but also not current.
May 4, 2021
On this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Akin Demehin and Caitlin Gillooley, who lead AHA’s work on policy regarding quality measurement, and Anthony Weiss, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer of Beth Israel-Deaconness Medical Center in Boston, Mass., discuss the Centers for Medicare…
May 3, 2021
This is the second installment of podcasts about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services—otherwise known as CMS—and their Hospital Star Ratings Program. Last time we heard from Akin Demehin and Caitlin Gillooley, who lead AHA’s work on policy regarding quality of care, CMS had proposed…
Apr 29, 2021
AHA statement on star ratings update from Senior Vice President for Public Policy Analysis Development Ashley Thompson.