Login

NON-SUBSCRIBER OPTIONS
FREE TRIAL   |   NEWSSTAND

Industry, Patients United In Opposing CMS' Dialysis Star-Rating Program

Dialysis facilities and patients criticized CMS on Monday (Nov. 10) for sticking to a dialysis star-rating program that they say confuses patients, makes good facilities appear to be poor performers and disadvantages facilities in poor neighborhoods. Industry and patient groups started criticizing the star-rating plan when it was described in a CMS blog in July. They dislike that the program is graded on a curve, which forces 30 percent of facilities into one and two-star ratings irrespective of their performance,...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, detailed reporting as the Trump administration and congressional Republicans look to the Senate and its coming consideration of the American Health Care Act.