Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond has once again received a 5 star rating according to data from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Hospital Compare.
To calculate the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) star ratings, HCAHPS survey information from one hospital is compared to that from other hospitals. More stars indicate better quality care. CMS (Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services) updated the formula used in its Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating program in December. Due to this change, the number of hospitals that received the highest possible overall rating fell from 112 in October to 83 in December, which means this is an even higher achievement for Iowa Specialty Hospital.
These results from HCAHPS surveys are reported through Hospital Compare and are meant to help patients make decisions about where to receive healthcare. They also encourage hospitals to improve the quality of care they provide to patients. HCAHPS ratings allow consumers to more easily compare hospitals based on quality of care.