California nursing homes could be required to publicize the ratings they receive under CMS’ five-star rating system, the Los Angeles Times reported recently
The Los Angeles County supervisors want to require nursing facilities that receive Medicare or Medi-Cal (the California Medicaid program) funding to include their star ratings in admissions agreements with new residents and post ratings on site, according to the Times.
Since the rating system was released in December, long-term care providers have voiced concerns that the rating system is based on a flawed survey system and doesn’t account for resident or consumer satisfaction.
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