Star Ratings

Jan 29, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated the overall hospital quality star ratings at Hospital Compare and data.medicare.gov as part of the quarterly refresh of the website’s data.
Jan 15, 2020
At Issue: As part of the January refresh of Hospital Compare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to update its hospital overall star ratings. The release of these data could generate interest from the media. CMS also has announced its intention to propose significant…
Nov 6, 2019
The National Quality Forum’s Hospital Quality Star Rating Summit today released recommendations to improve the transparency, fairness and usefulness of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.
Nov 4, 2019
Inpatient and outpatient prospective payment system hospitals, inpatient psychiatric facilities and PPS-exempt cancer hospitals can preview their data for the January update to Hospital Compare through Dec. 3 at the QualityNet Secure Portal.
Oct 11, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today published its star ratings for 2020 Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans.
Sep 19, 2019
AHA today participated in a listening session held by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to receive additional input on potential changes to the overall hospital star ratings methodology.
Aug 19, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to update the overall hospital quality star ratings at Hospital Compare in early 2020, but wait until 2021 to update the star ratings methodology, the agency announced today.
Aug 15, 2019
Beginning with open enrollment for plan year 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will require all health insurance exchanges to display its star rating for each qualified health plan.
Aug 15, 2019
Currently available public hospital quality rating systems frequently offer conflicting results, which may mislead stakeholders relying on the ratings to identify top-performing hospitals.
Aug 12, 2019
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ request for information on reducing administrative burden. As we have expressed to CMS, the regulatory burden faced by hospitals is substantial and unsustainable. In 2017, the AHA released an analysis showing that providers…