CMS Will Not Update Overall Hospital Star Ratings In July

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will not update its overall hospital quality star ratings on Hospital Compare in July. CMS decided to postpone the ratings update to allow time for additional analysis of the impact of changes to some measures on the star ratings and to address concerns of affected parties. CMS will seek feedback from a multi-disciplinary technical expert panel, a provider leadership work group, and a public comment period.