IU Health Tipton Hospital Given Five-Star Rating by CMS
December 26, 2017
Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital has been given a five-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is the highest rating given. Hospitals report data about common conditions like heart attacks or pneumonia to CMS. Medicare summarizes up to 57 quality measures in determining the rating. This overall rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other U.S. hospitals.
CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers compare healthcare facilities. The most common rating was 3 stars. The more stars, the better. Consumers can go on the Hospital Compare website, where there is also information about infection rates and patient satisfaction.
IU Health Tipton Hospital has previously received 4 star ratings. Only 7% of hospitals nationally were given the 5 star rating.
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