Medicare Prepares To Go Forward With New Hospital Quality Ratings

(By Jordan Rau for Kaiser Health News)

Despite objections from Congress and the hospital industry, the Obama administration said it will soon publish star ratings summing up the quality of 3,662 hospitals. Nearly half will be rated as average, and hospitals that serve the poor will not score as well overall as will other hospitals, according to government figures released Thursday. Read article here…..

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