By RaeAnn Grossman

On July 16, CMS released the hospital reviews and again it did not include Star ratings. Check out the article here: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/rankings-and-ratings/cms-to-share-updates-on-hospital-star-ratings-later-this-summer.html

“The AHA appreciates that CMS, as we have urged, is seeking further expert input on its star ratings methodology. We continue to believe that the agency must improve the accuracy and meaningfulness of star ratings before they are republished,” said Ashley Thompson, senior vice president of public policy analysis and development at the American Hospital Association.

This is a curious statement as health plans use star ratings. It is odd not to have a similar rating for health systems. DataLink’s solution pushes star rating elements to MSOs, medical groups, and physicians.