CMS was slated to release the ratings in October. It is reportedly reviewing its methodology based on public comments.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week released Hospice Compare. the measurements of quality, which are self-reported by hospices, have limited utility, some experts say.
U.S. News & World Report’s widely read hospital rankings, now in their 28th year, compare more than 4,500 hospitals and medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.
The expanded relationship broadens access to patient-centered care, enhances care coordination and chronic disease management, and allows for sharing of treatment guidelines and protocols.
Winning systems in 2017 are lauded for shorter emergency department wait times and lengths of stay, higher survival rates, and fewer complications.
The five states with the highest percentage of "A" hospitals this spring are Maine, Hawaii, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Idaho.