The new F888 regulation means providers must now ensure all staff are fully vaccinated against COVID. Here’s what you need to know.
CMS posted an updated Five-Star User’s Guide on Friday, January 15, 2021. I’ve italicized and underlined the key changes in each of the 3 areas of January 2021 Revisions (in the updated 29-page guide itself, all such verbiage found on page 2 is italicized). Health Inspection Rating Changes: Beginning with … Read More
On Dec. 4, CMS issued a memo outlining changes to unfreeze the Five-Star ratings effective on Jan. 27, 2021. CMS plans to update the quality measures using data based on the following data collection periods: Assessment-based QMs through Jun. 30, 2020 Claims-based QMs through Jun. 30, 2020 QRP QMs through … Read More
December 4, 2020, CMS posted QSO 21-06-NH … Updates to the Nursing Home Compare Website and Five Star Quality Rating System. This 3-page QSO memorandum provides updates on the Health Inspection and Quality Measure domains of the Five Star Quality Rating System, and the transition to the new Care Compare … Read More
Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System: Technical User’s Guide_State-Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table for August 2020 has been posted. This is a 4-page document. “The cut points are recalibrated each month so that the distribution of star ratings within States remains relatively constant over time in an effort to … Read More
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