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National Distribution Of Overall Hospital Star Ratings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a data brief on the national distribution of overall hospital quality star ratings and by hospital characteristics, including bed size, teaching status, safety-net status, eligibility for Disproportionate Share Hospital payments, and critical access hospital status. The agency intends to post the ratings for individual hospitals shortly.  The data...
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Postsecondary Institution Price of Attendance, Degrees/ Awards Conferred, And Enrollment

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States and other U.S. jurisdictions. A new report presents findings on Institutional Characteristics for the 2015–16 academic year; Completions, for the period July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015; and 12-Month Enrollment, covering the same period. The report can...
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Patients’ Ability To Access Their Hospital Electronic Records Grows

A new report from the American Hospital Association (AHA) indicates that hospitals are offering individuals more electronic access to their medical information than ever before. For example, 92% of hospitals last year offered patients the ability to view their medical records online, up from 43% in 2013; 84% allowed patients to download information from their...
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