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Officials: More additions and rebasings of nursing home ratings to come

Officials: More additions and rebasings of nursing home ratings to come

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Nearly one-third of the nation's skilled nursing facilities lost a rating star due purely to administrative changes Friday, when regulators also emphasized that more quality measures will be added next year — when another round of Five Star scores rebasing also could take place.

Changes to Five Star expected, providers fear lower ratings

Changes to Five Star expected, providers fear lower ratings

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is expected to unveil major changes to Nursing Home Compare today that could cause facilities to lose rating stars, according to industry sources.

New models predict SNF hospital readmission rates

New models predict SNF hospital readmission rates

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If a skilled nursing facility were an overall Five Star performer, you would think that it would provide the best care and have the fewest rehospitalizations, right?

AHCA goes on offense, backs 5 Star audits

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Following victories such as the newly signed IMPACT Act, provider advocates now will be more aggressive on Capitol Hill, leaders of the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living said at their annual convention last month in Washington, D.C.

New hospice comparison tool uses government info, Washington Post calls for more transparency

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In the absence of a hospice consumer guide from the government, The Washington Post has created one using available Medicare data. The newspaper unveiled the quality tool Sunday, in an article criticizing a lack of transparency around hospice quality.

Providers should expect 'disruption' but are ready for Five Star changes, Parkinson says

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Coming changes to the Five Star rating system for nursing homes will "cause some disruption," but many long-term care providers already are on track, according to American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living President and CEO Mark Parkinson.

Why the New York Times' 'hatchet job' shows better days are coming to long-term care

Why the New York Times' 'hatchet job' shows better days are coming to long-term care

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A pall hangs over this sector at the moment, thanks to the New York Times.

Plan of correction can be anything but, as this provider learns the hard way

Plan of correction can be anything but, as this provider learns the hard way

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Justice has an odd way of showing itself if you're a nursing facility that disagrees with a deficiency citation but decides to work with inspectors to clear your name. You're not going to believe this one.

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