The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officially launched Care Compare, a patient-facing website streamlining all CMS Compare websites with the goal of helping patients make more informed decisions about access to care. Care Compare will combine the eight Compare websites, including sites like Nursing Home compare and Hospital Compare to make care access easier for patients and caregivers,
“President Trump has long recognized that a free and vibrant healthcare market is one in which patients have what they need to make informed decisions based on cost and quality,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in a statement. “By aggregating all eight of CMS’ quality tools into a single interface, patients can easily research different providers and facilities before they entrust themselves to their care. Today’s launch of Care Compare is the next step in fulfilling our eMedicare promise. Our Administration is committed to ensuring our tools are robust and beneficial to patients.” Read the full story here.
(Source: Sara Heath, Patient Satisfaction News, September 10, 2020)