Hospitals want CMS to remove star ratings ahead of overhaul

Modern Healthcare: After years of complaining, hospitals were relieved last week to hear the CMS say that changes are coming to its controversial star-rating system. But that optimism was quickly tempered by news that the agency still plans to publish updated scores before making any wholesale modifications.

Although the CMS announced it plans to change the methodology used for its hospital star ratings in early 2021, it also said ratings on Hospital Compare will be updated using the current methodology early next year.

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