CMS updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings in February, recognizing 293 hospitals with five stars.
CMS' Hospital Compare website reports on quality measures for more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Here is a breakdown of the updated star ratings:
Star - Ratings - Months - CMS - July
The new star ratings come eight months after CMS postponed its July 2018 update for the second consecutive year due to methodology changes. The updated methodology includes removal of measures with statistically negative loadings and a change to how hospital-acquired infection measures are calculated.