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42 CFR--PART 423

View Printed Federal Register page 85 FR 33911 in PDF format.

Amendment(s) published June 2, 2020, in 85 FR 33911

Effective Dates: Aug. 3, 2020

26. Section 423.186 is amended—

a. By revising paragraph (a)(2)(i); and

b. In paragraphs (e)(1)(iii) and (iv) by removing the phrase “weight of 2” and adding in its place “weight of 4”.

The revision reads as follows:

§423.186   Calculation of Star Ratings.

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(i) The method maximizes differences across the star categories and minimizes the differences within star categories using mean resampling with the hierarchal clustering of the current year's data. Effective for the Star Ratings issued in October 2022 and subsequent years, CMS will add a guardrail so that the measure-threshold-specific cut points for non-CAHPS measures do not increase or decrease more than the value of the cap from one year to the next. Effective for the Star Ratings issued in October 2023 and subsequent years, prior to applying mean resampling with hierarchal clustering, Tukey outer fence outliers are removed. The cap is equal to 5 percentage points for measures having a 0 to 100 scale (absolute percentage cap) or 5 percent of the restricted range for measures not having a 0 to 100 scale (restricted range cap). New measures that have been in the Part C and D Star Rating program for 3 years or less use the hierarchal clustering methodology with mean resampling with no guardrail for the first 3 years in the program.

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