Hospital star-ratings release delayed by CMS

Modern Healthcare: The CMS will not update the hospital quality star ratings on Hospital Compare next month as it continues to evaluate concerns from stakeholders on methodology changes, the agency told hospitals on Tuesday.

The agency had posted proposed changes to the methodology in late May for hospitals to preview before the July release. Now, the CMS said it needed additional time to analyze "the impact of changes to some of the measures on the star ratings and to address stakeholder concerns."

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