CMS announced on April 16, 2015, that it is adding star ratings to Hospital Compare, the agency’s public information website intended to assist consumers in choosing a hospital and understanding the quality of care they deliver.  The Hospital Compare star ratings relate to patients’ experience of care at Medicare-certified acute care hospitals and are based on the data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey (HCAHPS) measures that are included in Hospital Compare.  Ratings will be updated each quarter.  For more information, please click here.