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Jessica Curtis

Jessica Curtis, CHFP, CRCA - Managing Director, Formation Healthcare

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Oh where, oh where have the annual surveys gone?

During the height of the pandemic, annual surveys of skilled nursing facilities understandably skidded to a stop. Flash forward to August 2020, when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services directed state survey agencies to begin conducting standard surveys again. But while infection control surveys were common and plentiful during the last year and a…

The truth in the stars

Can a one-star skilled nursing facility be the same as a five-star facility?  It depends on your zip code.   When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services assigns the health inspection rating domain, which drives the overall star rating calculation, it stratifies performance within each state before giving one to five stars based on percentiles. …

Analysis: 2,800 nursing homes getting, or on the edge, for ‘abuse’ icon

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced last week that effective Oct. 23, it will add an “abuse” icon on Nursing Home Compare to identify skilled nursing facilities that have received recent abuse, neglect or exploitation citations. In addition, those facilities that receive the icon will have their CMS Five-Star health inspection rating limited to a…

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