Big-name hospitals fail to get 5 stars in new Medicare ratings: Kaiser

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Summary: “The federal government released its first overall hospital quality rating on Wednesday, slapping average or below average scores on many of the nation’s best-known hospitals while awarding top scores to dozens of unheralded ones,” Jordan Rau writes over at Kaiser Health News. “The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rated 3,617 hospitals on a […]

Ranking hospitals: Do the rankings need rankings?

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

SUMMARY: Quality metrics in the health-care marketplace are hard to find. People ask us about quality all the time; usually the question comes in the context of “you don’t pick a provider only on cost,” and the ensuing suggestion that we work here at ClearHealthCosts to become something like a Yelp of health-care, with prices […]