As part of the quality data refresh yesterday on CMS Hospital Compare, CMS also updated the Overall Hospital Star Rating. The Overall Star Rating had not been updated on CMS Hospital Compare since December 2016. With the latest data refresh, the Overall Star Rating has been revised to use an enhanced methodology to assign ratings to hospitals, based on Technical Expert Panel recommendations and public input. CMS’s Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating on Hospital Compare was first displayed in July 2016, and will be updated twice per year, in July and December. Each trust will make its own assessment of the number of deaths due to problems in care. The data will not be comparable and will not be collated centrally.