After hearing concerns about reliability,

CMS Decides Against Updating Overall Hospital Star Ratings In July

June 12, 2018
CMS will not update the Hospital Compare website with overall hospital quality star ratings data as planned in July because hospitals are concerned performance ratings are unreliable. America's Essential Hospitals said a July preview of reports showed large shifts in overall hospital star ratings since December. The hospital lobby said those changes created confusion and raised questions about the reliability and validity of the methodology used to calculate the ratings. The American Hospital Association also raised questions with the agency...

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