Star Ratings

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.
Apr 28, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated the overall hospital quality star ratings at Care Compare.
Mar 1, 2021
At a Glance As part of the April refresh of Care Compare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to update its hospital overall star ratings. These ratings will be calculated using the revised methodology finalized in the Calendar Year 2021 outpatient prospective payment…
Jan 27, 2021
Starting today, hospitals can see the data that will be publicly reported on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Care Compare website in April.
Dec 3, 2020
At A Glance The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday released the calendar year (CY) 2021 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS)/ambulatory surgical center (ASC) final rule.
Nov 12, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not update the overall hospital quality star ratings at Hospital Compare in January to allow time to review public comment and finalize proposed changes to the star ratings methodology, the agency announced.
Oct 5, 2020
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ hospital outpatient prospective payment system and ambulatory surgical center payment system proposed rule for calendar year 2020.