Tag: Nursing Home Compare

CMS to flag SNFs with abuse citations on Nursing Home Compare

CMS announced October 7 its intent to display warning icons on the Nursing Home Compare website for SNFs with abuse citations. Beginning October 23, a red circle (see below) will appear on the individual pages for SNFs that received an abuse citation within the last year. SNFs that receive the abuse icon will also be […]

CMS releases statement on quality of care in nursing homes

  On June 5, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a statement regarding its attention to the quality of care in U.S. nursing homes. Referencing CMS Administrator Seema Verma’s April 2019 announcement of a five-step plan to increase quality, this statement by Dr. Kate Goodrich, director of the Center for Clinical Standards […]

SNF QRP and What the Data Means

From Reg’s Blog. Yesterday, CMS began posting the first elements from the Quality Reporting Program. There are five elements that contain data, compared to the national average. Percent of residents developing new or worsening pressure injuries Percent of residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury Percent of residents who had a functional assessment […]

Review your performance data before July 1!

Brought to you by BALTC. CMS has updated SNF Provider Preview Reports and they are available for review. Providers have until Sunday, July 1 to review data prior to public reporting on Nursing Home Compare. Corrections to the underlying data will not be permitted during this time. However, providers can request a CMS review during […]

CMS now conducting on-site and off-site PBJ audits

CMS has released public use files (PUF) containing staffing data submitted by long-term care facilities for the first, second, and third quarters of calendar year 2017. The PUFs can be accessed and downloaded here. CMS has begun conducting on-site and off-site PBJ audits. Facilities are alerted that an audit will be conducted via a letter, […]

CMS announces date for PBJ public use files to be made public

In 2015, the electronic submission of staffing data otherwise known as the payroll-based journal (PBJ) was established by CMS. The data submitted through the PBJ reflects the number of hours direct care staff are paid to work each day, auditable back to other verifiable information. In a memo published earlier this week, CMS announced that […]

Nursing Home Compare lacks relevant information for short-stay patients, evidence suggests

Evidence collected by Harvard researchers Brian E. McGarry and David Grabowski suggests that information provided on the Nursing Home Compare website, a tool created by CMS to inform consumers about the quality of care and services being delivered by skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes through a data-driven, five-star ranking system, is more applicable to […]

How to employ strategic opportunities for marketplace differentiation

Editorial note: The following post is an excerpt from HCPro’s popular title, The Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical User’s Guide written by Maureen McCarthy, BS, RN RAC-MT, QCP-MT and Reginald M. Hislop III, PhD. The challenge for skilled nursing facility (SNF) providers today is less about census and more about payer mix. Providers must develop […]