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MedPAC Questions Validity of CMS Hospital Star Ratings

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Modern Healthcare writes the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)  has added its voice to those questioning the accuracy of the CMS’ hospital quality star-rating system and whether or not it penalizes hospitals with the sickest patients. The panel, which advises Congress on Medicare spending, will develop its own quality measures and a corresponding payment structure.

Read more: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20160927/NEWS/160929896/medpac-questions-validity-of-cms-hospital-star-ratings

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