CMS Announces Updated Quality Information Including Star Ratings on Hospital Compare Print
Written by Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services   
Friday, 31 January 2020 18:39

If there's one thing that distinguishes the Trump Administration's historic healthcare agenda, it's the single-minded focus on patients. Everything we do is about empowering patients, and today <1/29/20> CMS took a major step that empowers those receiving care in America's hospitals. We refreshed our Hospital Compare website with updated measurement data and the Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings. Today's update puts the most up-to-date hospital quality information at patients' and their families' fingertips so they can make the healthcare choices that are right for them. Hospital Compare is one of our nine Compare websites. Patients and others use it to compare hospitals based on quality, digging down to specific areas of interest - from infection control to value of care to unplanned hospital visits. Hospital Compare reflects a variety of quality data and includes a facility Star Rating, with five stars being best.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2020 11:27