A skilled nursing facility that scores well on quality measures is not necessarily reducing residents’ risk of death or readmission within 30 days of arriving from a hospital, according to a study published in the American Medical Association journal JAMA. The investigation determined that with SNFs that score well on facility inspections ratings, Medicare beneficiaries do […]
Category: Five-star quality rating system
In a memorandum released March 18, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced changes they plan to make to the Nursing Home Compare website on April 23 and July 21. Many of these changes were mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
As of January 1, California nursing homes certified by Medicare or Medicaid are required to post their rating determined by CMS’ Five-Star Quality Rating System.
During the October 28 SNF Open Door Forum (ODF), CMS provided callers with updated information about the SNF PPS transition, MDS 3.0, survey and certification process, and technical issues with MDS data submission.
Holleran, a national research firm specializing in the not-for-profit senior living sector, released a study July 12 which shows that a facility’s five-star rating does not line up with how a resident or family member will rate their satisfaction with the facility.
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Based on government data compiled in 2008 and 2009, one in five of the country’s nursing homes repeatedly received poor ratings for overall quality in Nursing Home Compare’s Five-Star Quality Rating System.
Thirty-one state attorneys general sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, highlighting the weaknesses of the Five-Star Quality Rating System for nursing homes and requesting the system be suspended and revised.