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CMS Updates Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Ratings

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Ratings on CMS Nursing Home Compare to incorporate new measures. These new measures look at successful discharges, emergency visits, and re-hospitalizations. Nursing homes receive four different star ratings on the Nursing Home Compare website (each ranging from 1 to 5 stars): one for each of the components – health inspections, staffing, and quality measures – and one for an overall rating, which is calculated by combining each of the three component star ratings. With the new quality measures added to the calculations, the quality measures star rating for each nursing home, as well as the overall rating, will likely change.

Read more: https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2016-Fact-sheets-items/2016-08-10.html

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