Tag: five-star

Home Health Compare refresh shows drop in number of agencies earning five stars in HHCAHPS

About 878 agencies nationwide earned five stars in the ratings system involving HHCAHPS, according to the ratings released in July 2019. That’s a significant decrease from May 2019. In May, there were 1,553 5-star HHCAHPS agencies nationwide. Unlike star ratings in quality of care, the patient satisfaction star ratings have previously fluctuated significantly each quarter.  Number of […]

Did you know that CMS released the Five-Star Manual?

The Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical Users’ Guide, provided by CMS in April, provides in-depth descriptions of the ratings and the methods used to calculate them. Beginning with the March 2009 version, the Technical Users’ Guide consists of two documents: the Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical Users’ Guide and the Five Star Quality Rating System […]

GAO will investigate the federal government’s five-star rating system

The GAO will launch an investigation into the federal government’s five-star rating system in response to a letter written by U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), highlighting county by county data. In addition to the senator’s concern, recent news reports have raised questions about the integrity of the federal government’s ‘Five-Star’ rating system that millions of […]