• The Purpose of CMS Nursing Home Ratings And How They Work

    CMS government star ratings are based on the general performance of facilities within each individual state. Comparing facilities to each other within each state helps to control variation among states that can result from different management practices, differences in state licensing laws, and differences in state Medicaid policies.

  • SNF Staff Compliance With Infection Prevention Measures Critical For Covid-19

    An article called: Regular surveys resume at nursing homes, but CMS treads carefully with enforcement penalties, by Danielle Brown , was published in McKnight's Long Term Care News on November 20, 2020. The article notes that regular state surveys have now resumed at nursing homes across the USA . Evan ...

  • SNF Quality Reporting Program Data to be Frozen on the Nursing Home Compare Website

    According to this recent article by Danielle Brown on McKnight’s Long Term Care News , quality rating data on Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website will be frozen until 2022 due to changes in data submission rules due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Brown stated: “Skilled nursing providers could still be negatively ...