Initiatives around quality of care and cost transparency are clearly underway as we move into an era of value-based healthcare. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a driving force behind the push for quality in an effort to slow down the skyrocketing costs and chart a course toward value as opposed to volume. In February, CMS published the star ratings for hospitals using updated methodology and published the quality data on the hospital compare website.
Here is the breakdown of 1-star to 5-star hospitals:
One star: 282 hospitals
Two stars: 800 hospitals
Three stars: 1,264 hospitals
Four stars: 1,086 hospitals
Five stars: 293 hospitals
Congratulations to our PREMEDEX clients who are on the 5-Star list!