Pressure injury study hits at ‘misleading’ self-reported nursing home data
Aug 12, 2022
Nursing home operators are underreporting the number of pressure injuries in Medicare residents by as much as 40%, said University of Chicago researchers, who have joined a push for less provider-reported...
1 in 3 nursing homes fall in staffing under new CMS Five-Star rating system
Jul 28, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Wednesday officially unveiled its updated Five-Star rating system on Wednesday.
Thousands of nursing homes face lower Five-Star ratings with changes to staffing stars
Jul 11, 2022
New Five-Star scoring metrics could penalize an estimated 10% to 16% of providers who have relied on staffing strengths to drive their overall ratings.
While regulators are working furiously to push through a comprehensive nursing home reform agenda backed by the Biden administration, providers remain concerned about an earlier change whose impact is...
New quality measure thresholds could lower providers’ star ratings, experts warn
Apr 28, 2022
Skilled nursing providers are worried they could see their star ratings drop following new changes to the quality measure rating threshold, according to a top expert.
Is ‘location, location, location’ still driving your Five-Star success? Yes!
Apr 01, 2022
Tying reimbursement to investments in quality is a good idea, but it won’t work with the current Five-Star system.
When the rules change, not everyone wins: Counting IC deficiencies in Five-Star
Feb 05, 2021
Do you remember how, as you were growing up, there was always another kid who would change the rules mid-game to ensure that he won? I do, and it would always make my blood boil. The Centers for Medicare...
Race and location — not star ratings — tied to COVID-19 deaths, say investigators
Jun 02, 2020
Urban location, greater percentage of African American residents, and larger facility size are some of the factors linked to the likelihood of COVID‐19 infections in eldercare facilities.
Congressman requests briefing on nursing home five-star rating system
Aug 28, 2014
A leader in Congress has called for an evaluation of the nursing home five-star rating system in light of a recent New York Times article. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) requested that Centers for Medicare...
Five-Star Ratings do not predict quality of life for residents without dementia, survey finds
Dec 20, 2013
The government’s Five-Star system for rating nursing homes does not reflect the quality of life experienced by residents with preserved cognition, according to newly published research.