Search Tag: CMS star rating

Even Top CMS Performers Want Star Rating Reform

2016 24 Oct

Mayo Clinic was one of a handful of healthcare facilities in the U.S. that was awarded a five-star rating by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in ratings released in July on the latter’s Hospital Compare website. It may come as a surprise then that the hospital, recognised by CMS for its quality, is concerned about... Read more

Well-known Hospitals Fail in New Medicare Ratings

2016 02 Aug

The U.S. government released much-anticipated first overall hospital quality ratings last week with many of the country’s best-known facilities receiving below average scores while obscure hospitals were awarded top scores. The Centres for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rated 3,617 hospitals on a one- to five-star scale. The hospital industry has... Read more

CMS Hospital Star Ratings Preview

2016 26 Jul

The CMS ratings agency has released information on distribution of star ratings on hospital quality ahead of release of publishing much-anticipated overall ratings. The agency said it hoped to clarify how all kinds of hospitals can show varying quality as shown by star ratings. The CMS also said it hoped to “address any questions or concerns about... Read more