Five Star Quality Rating System

Third-party validation a necessity in Five Star system

Third-party validation a necessity in Five Star system

The attention given to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Five Star Quality Rating System over the last few weeks by the New York Times, Forbes, and elected officials serves to highlight the importance of other indicators of a nursing home's quality.

The Five Star Report, once again, in the SNF spotlight

The Five Star Report, once again, in the SNF spotlight

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The Five Star Quality Rating System takes the spotlight on the front page of the New York Times and the top of the news cycle, kicking off other publicity and political pressure. Regardless of any of the program's weaknesses, however, it cannot be ignored that providers have used this metric to establish goals and measure improvement — and improved they have.

The fault in our (5) stars

The fault in our (5) stars

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So, let me start off by saying that I am sure a lot of us have our own rating systems. For example, my sisters and I have a tissue-box rating system for tearjerker books and movies. The book the "Fault in Our Stars" (excellent in my opinion) was a 5-tissue-box book. The movie "Terms of Endearment" a 5-tissue-box movie, for sure.

The beauty of bad publicity

The beauty of bad publicity

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When I saw the New York Times article illuminating the clever ways devious operators could inflate their Medicare star ratings, I had mixed emotions ranging from fury to rage.

Multistate corporations, listen up!

Multistate corporations, listen up!

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It is not a numbers game. Well, I guess it kind of is. Let's face it: It is now common practice to monitor your facilities' Five Star ratings.

SNFs with satisfied workers report fewer deficiencies, earn better marks from customers: report

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Skilled nursing facilities with a high rate of employee satisfaction also have fewer survey deficiencies and a higher Five-Star quality rating, according to research announced yesterday at the American Health Care Association annual meeting in Phoenix.

California requires nursing homes to post Five-Star ratings

Nursing homes in California, as of the start of the year, must publicly post their facilities' ratings as determined by the federal Five-Star Quality Rating System.

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