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CMS Announcing New Preview User Interface for the Hospital Compare Preview Period, Refresh of Hospital Star Ratings, and Other Important Updates

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is excited to announce a new Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) Next Generation User Interface that will greet facilities when they log in to their QualityNet account when Preview opens. In an effort to modernize the HQR systems, and through feedback from the user community, CMS made changes to the preview reports to enhance the user experience and enable users to make better use of reported data. The login process has been streamlined, Star Ratings have been given prominence with their own data tab, and an entirely new way of viewing and searching preview data will be available. Data can be refined and filtered for specific needs, and compared “at-a-glance” with footnote and supplemental information.

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