What changed when CMS shifted to Care Compare from Nursing Home Compare? (Jan 2021)

REVISED Five Star Technical Users’ Guide: January 2021

CMS announced the retirement of Nursing Home Compare and launch of a new Care Compare provider Five Star system.

In addition, this Guide suppresses staffing Five Star ratings and displays “Not Available” for facilities not reporting by Nov. 14 or with 4 or more days with no RNs.

Finally, CMS resumes the 1 star downgrade for Feb 14 submissions for facilities with 4 or more days with no RNs.

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