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CMS To Post Critical Access Hospital Data on Hospital Compare

CMS says that it plans to release more critical access hospital data on its Hospital Compare website next month, AHA News reports (AHA News, 6/26).

In 2005, CMS began posting quality ratings for more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals on its Hospital Compare website.

The site first included data on adherence to basic clinical care guidelines and later expanded to include additional information, such as patient experience scores, readmission rates, mortality rates and complication rates.