Tag: five-star quality rating

CMS releases Five Star Quality Rating updates and FAQ for SNFs

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, CMS has updated the Nursing Home Compare site with updates for SNFs. The updates, announced in an April 24 memo, include: Nursing Home Compare website & Nursing Home Five Star Quality Rating System: The inspection domain will be held constant temporarily due to the prioritization and suspension of […]

The number of 5-star agencies in quality keeps rising

Brought to you by Home Health Line. Home Health Compare’s latest refresh marks the fourth straight quarter where there was a rise in the number of 5-star agencies in quality of care. In the July 25 refresh, there also were more 5-star agencies in quality of care than ever before. There were 494 5-star agencies […]

This domain sets the basis for your facility’s 5-star rating

The following post is an excerpt from The Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical User’s Guide by Maureen McCarthy, BS, RN, RAC-MT, QCP-MT and Reginald M. Hislop III, PhD. The annual health inspection survey sets the basis of the star system. The last page of the 5-star report lists the surveys used in the star rating […]

Recommended strategies for improving your five-star quality rating

Editorial Note: The following is an excerpt taken from HCPro’s newly published title, Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical Users’ Guide, authored by Reginald M. Hislop III, PhD, and Maureen McCarthy, RN, BS, RAC-MT, CQP. For purchasing details, visit our Marketplace. To improve quality, facilities should use the 5-star report as one of the sources regarding […]