Harmony Healthcare releases grid for Five-Star calculations

Harmony Healthcare releases grid for Five-Star calculations

Harmony Healthcare International released a grid that it invented and combines all the rules for calculating a Five-Star Rating. It is a tool that it invented as a reference for SNFs to use in planning and preparing for changes in the facility's rating.

“This reference tool from Harmony Healthcare simplifies the calculation process and shows the facilities their actual points allowing them to strategize and take action if they are close to losing or gaining a point,” said Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA, president and CEO of Harmony Healthcare International.

Harmony Healthcare's calculation of the composite Five-Star Quality Rating uses the following table:http://info.harmony-healthcare.com/hhi-five-star-formula. There are five columns; and the Health Inspection Rating designates which column to use and which number to initiate the calculation.