CMS is hosting a Special Open Door Forum call tomorrow, December 17th, 2014 1:30-3:00 pm Eastern Time to provide a brief presentation on the proposed design of the Star Ratings that are planned to be added to the Home Health Compare website.
A fact sheet on the Home Health Compare Star Ratings is available at this link.
Slides for the call can be accessed here in PDF format.
Call in Number: 1-800-837-1935
Conference ID#: 31480515
CMS has created the Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare providers. Similar to the star rating that consumers use to pick a restaurant or hotel, the CMS star rating program seeks to summarize the detailed information that is already available and make it more user-friendly for consumers, facilitating more active participation in healthcare decision making.
Comments about the star rating program or methodology can be submitted to the email address here. Should you need it, the email address to copy & paste into your specific email program is: HHC_Star_Ratings_Helpdesk@cms.hhs.gov
Offer your insight to help CMS make this program a success.
Linda Krulish, PT MHS COS-C
President, OASIS Answers, Inc.