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Hospital Compare expected to add star ratings in April
Modern Healthcare

The CMS this month plans to add a new five-star quality rating to its Hospital Compare website. The new rating will be an average of the star ratings for each of the 11 publicly reported measures from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. The HCAHPS survey evaluates patients’ experiences at hospitals.The move is part of a broader initiative by the federal agency to add the star ratings across all of its consumer-facing Compare Web pages to assist consumers in evaluating the quality of healthcare facilities.