Open comment period on hospital quality star ratings on Hospital Compare

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation – Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) and Lantana, Inc. for both the development and maintenance of the publicly reported overall star ratings. As part of its re-evaluation process, CORE (the Yale contract) and HCSC (the Lantana contract) requests interested parties to submit comments on the hospital star ratings methodology refinement and maintenance. CMS and the development team are seeking a wide variety of stakeholder and public input and insight on any aspect of the overall star rating methodology.  You can find the notice here.

The public comment period opens on August 29 and closes on September 27, 2017. Comments should be sent to cmsstarratings@yale.edu.