Five-Star User’s Guide updated

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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

QMs update: Preparing for the unfreeze in SimpleAnalyzer™

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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

Updates to the Nursing Home Compare website and Five Star Quality Rating System

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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