Nursing Homes’ Star Ratings Significantly Impacted by New CMS Updates

May 14, 2019 | Five Star Staffing Ratings

Nursing Homes’ Star Ratings Significantly Impacted by New CMS Updates

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has updated the Five-Star Quality Rating System, causing significant movement in nursing home domain ratings.

While some nursing homes may have missed the announcement about Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updating the Five-Star Quality Rating System methodology beginning April 1, it would be difficult to ignore it now. With the recent release of CMS’ Nursing Home Compare quarterly data, the full impact of these updates can now be assessed.

Since the changes have taken effect, we have analyzed swings within specific domains as nursing home ratings rise and drop based on the new criteria. By highlighting some of these swings, we can better evaluate the cumulative impact of CMS’ updates.

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CliftonLarsonAllen

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May 14, 2019

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“Nursing Homes’ Star Ratings Significantly Impacted by New CMS Updates.” CliftonLarsonAllen, 14 May 2019, www.claconnect.com/en/resources/articles/2019/nursing-homes-star-ratings-significantly-impacted-by-new-cms-updates.