The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) to re-evaluate the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating on CMS’ hospital quality website, Hospital Compare. The goal of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating project is to improve the usability, accessibility, and interpretability of this website for patients and consumers.
CMS and the development team are seeking stakeholder input on several methodology reevaluation items designed to enhance the Overall Star Rating methodology. This public input period aims to highlight technical and policy considerations for the public. While the team has evaluated several methodological enhancements and continues to evaluate others, this public input period is designed to solicit specific feedback on the content, enhancements listed, as well as topics in active re-evaluation.