CMS issues 2018 Medicare Advantage, prescription drug plan star ratings

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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-alone... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality care, rating systems, Medicare

AHA participates in U.S. News colloquium on quality measures

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A panel of experts today discussed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ overall hospital star ratings and other quality measures during a U.S. News colloquium. CMS released the overall hospital star ratings in July over the strong objections of the hospital field and a bipartisan majority of both... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: rating systems

CMS releases hospital star ratings

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Over the strong objections of the hospital field, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released its new star ratings for hospitals on the Hospital Compare website. “The new CMS star ratings program is confusing for patients and families trying to choose the best hospital to meet their health... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: rating systems

CMS releases hospital star ratings

AHA News

Over the strong objections of the hospital field, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released its new star ratings for hospitals on the Hospital Compare website.

“The new CMS star ratings program is confusing for patients and families trying to choose the best hospital to meet their... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: rating systems

Bill introduced to delay release of hospital star ratings

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Reps. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, and Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., yesterday introduced a bill to delay for at least one year the introduction of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new hospital star ratings to ensure the ratings are fair and reliable.

The Hospital Quality Rating Transparency Act... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality improvement, quality, rating systems

Bill introduced to delay release of hospital star ratings

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Reps. Jim Renacci (R-OH) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY) today introduced a bill to delay for at least one year the introduction of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ new hospital star ratings to ensure the ratings are fair and reliable. The Hospital Quality Rating Transparency Act of 2016 (H.R. 5927)... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: rating systems

CMS urged to examine 'serious flaws' in its star ratings system

AHA News

The AHA July 7 and three other national hospital groups called on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to examine the “serious flaws” in the agency’s hospital quality “star ratings” methodology.

“Our continued review of the limited information available to us has raised serious questions... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: rating systems

CMS opens registration for May 12 webinar on overall hospital star ratings methodology

AHA News Now

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today opened registration for a May 12 webinar on its overall hospital quality “star ratings” methodology. During the 90-minute webinar, which begins at 1 p.m. ET, presenters will explain the methodology used to generate the summary rating for individual... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, rating systems, regulation

Taking Time to Get Stars Right

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This week, as we urged, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services hit the pause button on the release of its proposed hospital quality “star ratings.” Hospitals strongly support providing consumers with useful information when it comes to the quality of the care they provide, but the agency’s proposal... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: rating systems

CMS delays release of Hospital Compare overall star ratings

AHA News

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that it will delay until at least July 2016 the release of overall hospital quality “star ratings” on its Hospital Compare website. The ratings were originally scheduled to be released April 21.

The delay for the overall star ratings... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, rating systems

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