We are honored to announce that we’ve been recognized by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) as a Five-Star Rated Quality Measures facility. The quality of resident care star rating measures parts of nursing home care quality, like if residents have gotten their flu shots, are in pain, or are losing weight. By comparing scores, you can see how nursing homes may be different from each other. For more info, click here
What are the components of the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System?
The rating system features an Overall Quality Rating of one to five-stars based on facility performance on three types of performance measures, each of which has its own five-star rating:
Health Inspections Rating: Measures based on outcomes from State health inspections: Nursing homes that participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs have an unannounced, onsite comprehensive inspection, also called a survey, about once per year. CMS bases facility ratings for the health inspection domain on the number, scope, and severity of deficiencies identified during the three most recent annual standard inspections, as well as on substantiated findings from complaint investigations during the most recent 36 months.
Staffing Rating: Measures based on nursing home staffing levels: CMS bases facility staffing ratings on two components: 1) Registered nurse (RN) hours per resident day; and 2) total staffing hours (RN+ licensed practical nurse (LPN) + nurse aide hours) per resident day. The staffing measures are case-mix adjusted for different levels of resident care needs across nursing homes
Quality Measures Rating: Measures based on resident-level quality measures (QMs): Facility ratings for the quality measures are based on performance on 11 (8 long-stay and 3 short-stay) of the 18 QMs that CMS currently posts on the Nursing Home Compare web site. The QMs use data from the Minimum Data Set (MDS), which each nursing 1 home submits as part of a federally mandated process for clinical assessment of all residents in Medicare or Medicaid certified nursing homes.
Overall Rating: The overall star rating is a composite of the three individual star rating dimensions. The core of the overall rating is the health inspection rating, which is adjusted up if the facility receives very high staffing or QM ratings, and is adjusted down for low staffing or QM ratings.
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