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CMS considers tossing hospital star ratings methodology
Modern Healthcare

The CMS is considering scrapping the model it uses to assign hospital star ratings, signaling a big shift from the agency’s stance just seven months ago.

In conjunction with releasing new ratings on the Hospital Compare website Thursday for the first time in nearly 15-months, the agency also opened a public comment page for stakeholders to provide feedback on potential changes to the ratings program, and one them is tossing out the latent variable model used to assign hospitals ratings.