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Only 251 U.S. hospitals receive top ranking on patient experience
Modern Healthcare

Just 251 U.S. hospitals got the highest score on a new five-star rating system the CMS rolled out Thursday.

The new ratings are part of a broader initiative by the federal agency to use a five-star rating system across all of its Web pages intended to help consumers compare the quality of healthcare providers.

Hospitals had a chance to preview the ratings last fall and many have already expressed concern. They question the methodology and whether the ratings reflect “meaningful reflections of performance.”

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