Star Ratings

Jun 12, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today 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…
Dec 14, 2017
On or about Dec. 20, the CMS will likely update its Hospital Compare website with new star ratings and release the list of hospitals receiving Hospital-Acquired Condition penalties for fiscal year 2018.
Nov 9, 2017
Patients, families and communities deserve accurate, clear and meaningful quality information to help them make important health care decisions.
The AHA has long supported transparency and continues to share the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' goal of making the data on Hospital Compare easier for consumers to understand. However, CMS’s flawed approach to star ratings undermines this goal by providing an inaccurate,…
Oct 13, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week published its star ratings for 2018 Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans. Approximately 44% of MA plans that offer prescription drug coverage will have an overall rating of four stars or higher in 2018, and about 52% of stand-…
Sep 27, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced it will not update its overall hospital quality star ratings on Hospital Compare in October. “CMS decided not to proceed with the October update to continue its examination of potential changes to the Star Rating methodology based on…
Sep 26, 2017
The AHA yesterday again urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to remove its overall hospital star ratings from Hospital Compare and explore alternative approaches. Commenting on proposed updates to the ratings methodology, AHA noted that further analysis performed after the initial…
Sep 25, 2017
AHA comments to the CMS regarding proposed updates to its methodology for calculating overall hospital quality star ratings.
Jun 1, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not update the overall hospital quality star ratings on Hospital Compare in July as scheduled due to data issues with three of the measures included in the safety group score, according to a QualityNet notice yesterday. CMS is working to correct…
Apr 6, 2017
Beginning today through May 5, hospitals participating in the inpatient, outpatient and prospective payment system-exempt cancer hospital quality reporting programs can preview their overall hospital quality star rating and other quality data to be added to the Hospital Compare website in July…
Oct 12, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today published at the Medicare Plan Finder star ratings for 2017 Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans. About half of MA plans with prescription drug coverage and stand-alone prescription drug plans earned an overall rating of four…