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CMS delays new hospital quality ratings amid pressure from Congress, industry
Modern Healthcare

The CMS postponed the release of new overall quality star ratings for U.S. hospitals one day before their scheduled reveal, bowing to pressure from lawmakers and industry stakeholders.Public release of the data is now slated for July, the CMS said in an e-mail to hospitals Wednesday. Over the next two months, the agency also plans to host calls with providers to clear up questions about current methodology and get feedback on refining the program.

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