US News and World Report: Hospitals Compare on Patient Satisfaction
According to the article, roughly two thirds of all hospitals submit their data and only about 100 opted to suppress it. Hiding the information will not be permitted for future submissions. Hospitals that opt out will find their Medicare reimbursements for inpatient care cut by 2 percent starting July 2008.
Source: US News and World Report:Press Release-3/28/2008 How Hospitals Compare on Patient Satisfaction