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CMS Removes HCAHPS Pain Management Composite Scores From Hospital Compare Website

On May 23, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted an announcement on the Hospital Compare Web site regarding the HCAHPS Pain Management composite scores. It announced the suppression of the HCAHPS Pain Management composite scores on Hospital Compare and in the downloadable databases. In July, CMS removed the Pain Management composite from Hospital Compare and downloadable databases, and excluded it from the calculation of the HCAHPS Summary Star Rating and the Hospital Compare Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating.

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