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Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings Available for Preview During Dry Run
HSRs can be previewed until Aug. 17

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun a dry run of its proposed star rating system for overall hospital-level quality that will run until Aug. 17. The dry run is intended to allow hospitals to preview a hospital-specific report (HSR) in order to familiarize themselves with the methodology being considered to calculate the star ratings; to help hospitals interpret results; and to provide an opportunity for hospitals to test the calculation of the ratings. To access an HSR, hospitals should log into the QualityNet Secure Portal and select “Inbox.” Questions about the dry run and the star rating methodology can be submitted to CMS by emailing cmsstarratings@lantanagroup.com. Concurrent with this dry run, CMS is holding a public comment period to solicit feedback on the methodology for the star ratings that will also run until Aug. 17. Comments can be submitted via the CMS Quality Measures Public Comment page.

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