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.
Lots to learn with new Five-Star
Jul 22, 2022
On a recent flight, I sat next to an attorney whose principal focus was compliance. It turned out that we were both on our way to speak at events in the same popular Florida conference destination. She...
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...
Report: CMS hospital star ratings wrong for two years
Jun 18, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has miscalculated hospital star ratings for two years, according to a startling report published by Modern Healthcare Friday.
A former surveyor tells THE key to getting good star ratings
Leslie Mahoney, RN, BSN
May 14, 2018
Until the State Operations Manual becomes the quintessential tool for regulatory compliance, a 5-star rating will be out of reach for skilled nursing providers. It’s as simple as that.
How will PBJ impact Five-Star staffing? Would you like one lump or two?
Mar 30, 2018
We don’t know when, and we don’t know how, but when Payroll-Based Journal staffing data replaces the data currently being captured from CMS Form 671 for calculating Five-Star staffing, we are...
Simplified Nursing Home Compare ratings help consumers make better choices
Jan 26, 2018
Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health found that the increased use of composite ratings, such as the Five-Star Quality Rating System, leads more people to use the system to compare and choose...
Great associates are sought from the top down
May 01, 2015
A prosperous community environment beginning with the top leadership is something that many organizations tout, but here at La Posada, a community in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, it’s something that we...
More changes ahead for the current ratings system: feds
James M. Berklan
Apr 06, 2015
Staffing and retention rates are expected to be added to the Nursing Home Compare website in 2016.
Officials: More additions and rebasings of nursing home ratings to come
James M. Berklan
Feb 23, 2015
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...