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Five-Star surveys: Changed forever?

When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services unlocked survey ratings for the first time since April, we analysts dove into the numbers expecting big changes. But as an earlier McKnight’s article points out, there wasn’t that much movement.  Why? One obvious factor is the dearth of new standard surveys. The latest data from CMS…

Nursing homes without full sprinkler system will receive deficiency tag

Nursing homes without an installed, fully functioning sprinkler system will be cited for a deficiency starting this month, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In a memorandum released on Aug. 16, CMS clarified the sprinkler requirement that went into effect on Aug. 13. All nursing homes must be fully equipped with sprinklers in order to participate in Medicare or Medicaid, the requirement mandates.

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