We support the Agency’s effort to make facility quality performance information easier to understand for patients and their loved ones. However, a system that provides misleading information because of an interest in creating distinctions when they do not exist is inappropriate.
American Kidney Fund, Dialysis Patient Citizens, National Kidney Fund & Renal Support Network
The Commission generally believes that the measurement of quality performance should be based on absolute standards rather than one calculated from the performance distribution.
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
Star ratings compare one facility to all the others. One star does not mean that a facility provides poor care…Star ratings should always be used in combination with other information.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services