The American Hospital Association (AHA) said CMS’ "flawed approach" to star ratings provides an inaccurate, misleading picture of hospital quality.
"That is why a majority of Congress urged CMS to delay the reporting of star ratings, and why the AHA and others have repeatedly urged CMS to suspend the reporting of overall star ratings until the methodology is improved," AHA said on its website. "As constructed, the star ratings fall short of meeting principles that the AHA has embraced for quality report cards and rating systems."
In a statement, Ballad Health agreed with AHA. Our partners at the Kingsport Times News have more.