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Health Insurance Exchange Quality Ratings System 101

For the first time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will require the display of the five-star Quality Rating System (or star ratings) available nationwide for health plans offered on the Health Insurance Exchanges beginning with the 2020 Open Enrollment Period.
Fact Sheet

CMS proposes updates to the wage index and payment rates for the Medicare Hospice Benefit for FY 2019

On April 27, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule (CMS-1692-P) that would update fiscal year 2019 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for hospices serving Medicare beneficiaries.
Fact Sheet

Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Compare Website

This fact sheet contains information about the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Compare website that was launched on December 14, 2016.
Fact Sheet

Home Health Compare Star Ratings

Consumer research has shown that summary quality measures and the use of symbols, such as stars, to represent performance are valuable to consumers. Star ratings can help consumers more quickly identify differences in quality and make use of the information when selecting a health care provider.
Fact Sheet

Dialysis Facility Compare Star Ratings and Data Release

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized the methodology for its Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC) Star Rating program and is releasing previews of ratings to individual Medicare-participating dialysis facilities.
Fact Sheet

CMS Proposals to Improve Quality of Care during Hospital Inpatient Stays

On April 30, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospitals Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015.
Fact Sheet

MEDICARE ANNOUNCES UPDATED, ENHANCED TOOLS FOR PATIENTS TO COMPARE HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES

Two websites that help Americans make informed choices about hospitals and nursing homes have been redesigned and will make more information available to the public, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today.
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