Nursing Home Quality: Analyses of the Five-Star Rating System and Quality Trends

Cecilia Wade (Editor)

Series: Aging Issues, Health and Financial Alternatives
BISAC: MED059000



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In 2008, in an effort to provide helpful information to consumers and improve provider quality, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed and implemented the Five-Star Quality Rating System (Five-Star System). The Five-Star System assigns each nursing home an overall rating and three component ratings—health inspections, staffing, and quality measures—based on the extent to which the nursing home meets CMS’s quality standards and other measures. The rating scale ranges from one to five stars, with more stars indicating higher quality. This book examines how CMS developed and implemented the Five-Star System and what key methodological decisions were made during development; the circumstances under which CMS considers modifying the Five-Star System; and the extent to which CMS has established plans to help ensure it achieves its goals for the Five-Star System. (Imprint: Novinka)


Chapter 1. Nursing Homes: CMS Needs Milestones and Timelines to Ensure Goals for the Five-Star Quality Rating System Are Met
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2. Home Quality: CMS Should Continue to Improve Data and Oversight
United States Government Accountability Office


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