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GlassesComputersmallerThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently developed a tool that compares hospitals in a way that is similar to their popular Nursing Home Compare. Aptly called Hospital Compare, the tool allows consumers to view hospital ratings that are based on data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey (HCAHPS). HCAHPS measures patients’ perspectives of hospital care and has been in use since 2006.

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