Ensure Close Follow-up to Help Reduce Readmissions and Improve Star Ratings
Medicare's new Star Rating for hospitals will bring more attention to pharmacy's role in improving patient outcomes.
The rating will combine over 60 quality measures into one OVERALL score...to make it easier for patients to compare hospitals.
The score itself won't affect reimbursement. But it'll be the first thing patients see when they visit CMS's Hospital Compare website.