August 2, 2016

In an interview for Healthcare Informatics, President Rita Numerof discusses how, despite some flaws, the latest CMS star ratings represent a significant step toward greater transparency and accountability for health outcomes.

While there are significant methodology issues that should be addressed, “…these ratings are a first step in seeing that the consumer is informed, has questions, and feels entitled to ask the questions and demand good answers. That’s a good thing all around,” she says.

Numerof’s comments appeared in the article by Rajiv Leventhal, As CMS Updates its Quality Ratings for Hospitals, Experts Question Their Validity.

Click here to read the full interview.