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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.

3/15/2016

New Quality Measures Announced for Five-Star Rating System

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the introduction of six new quality measures to its Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System. CMS will begin posting data on the new measures in April of this year and five of the six measures will begin to be used in the calculation of ratings in July 2016.