CONGRESS TO CMS: DELAY THE STAR RATINGS

Editor’s Note: For information about the controversy over CMS’ Star Ratings, please see CRE: CMS’ Five-Star Quality Rating System is a Violation of Medicare and APA Rulemaking Requirements and CMS Responds to CRE.

From: Politico

More than half of Congress is asking CMS to delay the looming release of the agency’s star ratings, which are designed to identify hospitals that have high patient quality and experience.

On Monday, 225 House representatives co-signed a letter to CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt, asking him to hold off on issuing the ratings this month; last week, 60 senators signed onto a similar letter.

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