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The Five-Star Rating System for Skilled Nursing: Perceptions and Effects
6/10/2017

The Five-Star Rating System for Skilled Nursing: Perceptions and Effects

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced its Nursing Home Compare five-star system for skilled nursing facilities in December of 2008 to assist the public in identifying meaningful distinctions among skilled nursing providers. The skilled nursing facility (SNF) five-star rating is based on health surveys, staffing numbers and quality measures and has become a frequently referenced metric in the industry nine years after its introduction.