CMS Updates Overall Hospital Star Ratings, Asks How To Change Them

By Michelle M. Stein / February 28, 2019 at 8:03 PM
CMS publicly updated the overall hospital star ratings on Thursday (Feb. 28) even as the agency says it is looking at possible changes to how those ratings are calculated for both the short and long term, and hospitals say CMS should have waited until changes were put in place before updating the ratings. “CMS’s approach to star ratings has been flawed from the outset. Today’s update has not addressed the major concerns about the methodology and usefulness of the star...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, detailed reporting on drug pricing reforms, Medicaid policy, FDA news and much more.