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Healthcare Groups Call for Major Changes to Hospital Compare Ratings Methodology

Healthcare groups, including the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), are calling for major changes to how the federal hospital rating website Hospital Compare calculates its comparisons for consumers, writes Fierce Healthcare. The groups say the site ought to be taken down until the changes take place. Their calls come in response to a request last month from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to give feedback on ways to improve how it conducts ratings on the consumer comparison website that uses star ratings for hospitals to make the data more “precise and consistent” and make more direct “like-to-like” comparisons.

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