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 make it easier for consumers to compare and rate hospitals, CMS incorporated a Star Rating System into its Hospital Compare website. There are 12 Star Ratings on Hospital Compare, one for each of the 11 publicly reported Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) measures, plus a summary star rating that combines all the HCAHPS Star Ratings. The ratings are based on data from the HCAHPS survey measures that are included on Hospital Compare.
HCAHPS has been in use since 2006 to measure patients’ view of hospital care and includes topics like: How well nurses and doctors communicated, responsiveness of hospital staff, how clean and quiet hospital environments were, and how well patients were prepared for post-hospital settings.