Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services

Derive Healthcare brings breaking news from Modern Healthcare to our readers, the article reproduced in entirety on our website (below). Please also visit the Modern Healthcare website to access the CMS star rating system lookup tool (bottom of article). Modern Healthcare requires free registration to read complete stories.
 

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A July 8, article by Elizabeth Whitman in Modern Healthcare states that "Hospital groups are criticizing the CMS' plans to publish star ratings of hospitals, claiming the agency calculated those ratings in a way that could inaccurately reflect a hospital's quality." However, the article goes on to put forth, "proponents of greater hospital transparency counter that the CMS should publish the ratings, arguing the benefits far outweigh any limitations."

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