CMS Ratings Recognize Quality Care at Methodist Hospitals for Second Consecutive YearPublished: Aug. 10, 2022
Methodist Hospital in Omaha recently received a five-star Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
This marked the second consecutive year that Methodist hospitals were awarded the five- and four-star recognitions. Methodist Hospital was one of seven hospitals in Nebraska to earn the designation. A total of 429 hospitals across the country obtained five stars. A total of 890 hospitals earned four-star status.
“To be in the company of such outstanding hospitals across the country speaks volumes about the hard work being done by the teams at all of our Methodist Health System hospitals,” said Steve Goeser, president and CEO of Methodist Health System. “Kudos to Methodist Hospital for its five-star performance for the second straight year, as well as our hospitals in Fremont and Council Bluffs for maintaining their four-star status. We intentionally focus on meeting the standards set by CMS, and our teams being recognized for that hard work is something I’m very proud of.”
The CMS star rating system, launched in 2016, assigns stars based on 48 measures in five categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care.
The overall star rating summarizes a variety of measures across five areas of quality into a single star rating for each hospital. Once reporting thresholds are met, a hospital’s overall star rating is calculated using only those measures for which data are available.
Hospitals report data to CMS through the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program, Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program. Overall star ratings aren’t calculated for Veterans Health Administration or Department of Defense hospitals.