Feds Announce Changes In Nursing Home Ranking System
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced changes
Friday to its often-critiqued five-star rating system for nursing home
quality — changes that are likely to negatively affect the ratings
for thousands of facilities, according to an article published by the
Center for Public Integrity.
The agency is altering how it calculates the staffing figures that are
one component of the all-encompassing quality score on the Nursing Home
Compare website, among other adjustments. That website is widely used
by the pubic in evaluating and comparing 15,000 nursing homes nationwide,
and is thus crucial to family decisions about where to place a loved one
who needs care. In all, about one in three, or about 5,000 nursing homes,
will see their broader quality star rating decrease as a result of the
changes, according to Conway.
In all, about one in three, or about 5,000 nursing homes, will see their
broader quality star rating decrease as a result of the changes, according
The change is welcomed by Morelli Law Firm, which specializes in litigating to
protect the rights of victims of nursing home abuse.
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