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Peer groups, tweaked quality measures pitched for revamped CMS hospital star ratings

CMS is proposing several changes to its controversial hospital star ratings program that lobby groups and health policy experts hope can help fix some major flaws.  The program, long blasted by providers as arbitrary and burdensome, gives one to five stars for hospitals based on self-reported quality metrics. CMS has maintained that it is essential to… Read More »

AHA News: Flu Shot May Help Protect Vulnerable Hospital Patients From Heart Attack, Mini-Stroke

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Hospital patients at high risk for influenza had lower rates of death, heart attack, mini-stroke and cardiac arrest if they were vaccinated against flu during their hospital stay, a new study has found. The study focused on certain groups at high risk for flu and its… Read More »