The Lown Institute Hospitals Index breaks new ground by evaluating hospitals not only on their patient outcomes but also their civic leadership and avoidance of overuse. Visit the Lown Hospital Index website to learn more, explore the rankings, and read reports and insights related to each of our unique metrics.
COVID-19 altered the way the American public lived their lives; the way they worked, ate, socialized, traveled, and ultimately received their health care. Family Medicine largely closed its doors to face-to-face preventive and chronic care visits and made a large shift to telephone and online video visits. Ten days after the World Health Organization pronounced that the COVID-19 outbreak was a global pandemic, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced that CMS was granting exceptions from reporting requirements, “so the health care delivery system can direct its time and resources toward caring for patients.”