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Predicting Future of Ratings in Health Care

PredictingAs a reforming health system evolves in California and the rest of the nation, getting reliable, up-to-date comparisons of services and service providers will become increasingly important for everyone involved – consumers, purchasers, providers and insurers. The ratings landscape is growing. Nationally, there are Medicare report cards for hospitals and nursing homes. Organizations long known for rating products and services in other industries – Consumer Reports, JD Powers, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Moody’s and others – are increasingly turning their sights toward health care. Other organizations, such as Healthgrades, are forming specifically for health care assessments according to a recent report at www.californiahealthline.org.