CMS webinar to introduce information changes for Nursing Home Compare website

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will make the platform for downloading data from the Nursing Home Compare website Data.Medicare.Gov in July. At 1 p.m. (Eastern Time) Thursday, the agency will host a “Get Started!” webinar to give an introduction to Data.Medicare.Gov. The webinar is appropriate for both technical and non-technical users of the Compare website data, including administrators. Officials will demonstrate options for accessing data, and describe how to navigate the site and interact with the data.

Others current sites that will be a part of Data.Medicare.Gov are Dialysis Facility Compare, Home Health Compare and Hospital Compare.

In order to receive login information for Thursday's events, you must register for the webinar: click here. Officials strong encourage early registration because space is limited. They also recommend calling in at least 10 minutes early to ensure a good connection and the ability to view the presentation.

Anyone unable to take part in the webinar can still view the video recording in the Help section of following the event. That is also the location for a variety of useful videos and resources, officials said.