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CMS “Care Compare” Website Now Fully Rooted

On November 18, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

In early September the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched Care Compare, a streamlined redesign of eight existing CMS healthcare compare tools. The goal of this work was to allow consumers to access Nursing Home Compare, Hospice Compare, Home Health Compare, etc. all in the same location.

SNF Quality Reporting Program Public Reporting Strategy

On September 9, 2020 by Julie Apold

CMS recently published a COVID-19 Public Reporting Tip Sheet detailing the SNF QRP public reporting strategy developed by CMS to account for quality data submissions

Minnesota Nursing Home Report Card Adds Short-Term Stay Data

On November 19, 2019 by Sue Boyd

The Minnesota Nursing Home Report Card has added the results of the short-term stay resident surveys to the star rating.  

CMS Unresponsive on Consumer Alert Icon, Silent on Phase 3 Implementation

On October 23, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

Despite advocacy from LeadingAge, its members and other stakeholders (see McKnight’s Long-Term Care News for reporting on recent efforts and this opinion piece from LeadingAge CEO Katie Sloan), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will proceed with its plan to use a Consumer Alert Icon on Nursing Home Compare beginning Oct. 23 to identify settings with instances of non-compliance related to abuse, neglect and exploitation. It will also cap the Health Inspections rating under the Five-Star Quality Rating System at two stars for settings that receive the icon.  

CMS Will Issue Consumer Alert Icon to Highlight Abuse Citations on Nursing Home Compare & Penalize Care Centers through 5-Star System

On October 9, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that it will use a Consumer Alert Icon on the Nursing Home Compare website to identify nursing homes with instances of non-compliance related to abuse, neglect and exploitation and will penalize these settings under the Five-Star Quality Rating System.  

Don’t Forget: Review Your Provider Preview Report by May 30

On May 14, 2019 by Julie Apold

The updated skilled nursing facility Provider Preview Reports from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are available for review. Members have until May 30 to review their performance data prior to it being displayed on the Nursing Home Compare site in July. 

CMS To Lift 5-Star Freeze, Make Other Changes to Nursing Home Compare

On March 6, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the freeze on health inspection ratings at care centers that was instituted in February 2018 will be lifted in April. This is among several changes CMS is making to provide greater support to consumers looking to compare the quality of nursing homes via Nursing Home Compare. Major changes include:   

Now Available: SNF Provider Preview Reports for Publicly Reported Measures

On February 19, 2019 by Julie Apold

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports are now available for review prior to the April 2019 Nursing Home Compare site refresh. Corrections to the underlying data are not permitted but providers can request a CMS review by March 4 if they believe their quality measure scores are being displayed inaccurately. 

Preview Reports for Publicly Reported Measures Available

On November 7, 2018 by Julie Apold

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports are now available for review prior to the January 2019 public display of the performance data on the Nursing Home Compare site. Corrections to the underlying data are not permitted, but providers can request a CMS review if they believe their data scores are being displayed inaccurately. Requests for review must be made by Nov. 30.  

CMS Announces New Data for Nursing Home Quality Reporting

On October 31, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the addition of new data to Nursing Home Compare. The following measures have been added: 

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