The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released Hospital Compare preview reports for hospitals participating in the Inpatient Quality Reporting, Outpatient Quality Reporting, and Prospective Payment System–Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting programs.

Hospitals have until March 2 to preview their quality data before it is published on the Hospital Compare website in April. CMS encourages hospitals to download and save a copy of the report from the QualityNet Secure Portal for future reference. These reports will not be available after the preview period.

Hospitals can send questions about overall star ratings to the Hospital Compare Overall Rating Team at cmsstarratings@lantanagroup.com.

Contact Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with additional questions.