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The federal government's five-star quality rating system for nursing homes has been scandalously easy for home operators to cheat by simply failing to report evidence of poor patient care. That should change starting in January, when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services imposes tougher reporting requirements nationwide. Reform is critical. Read the full story [...]
Nursing Home Quality Not Tied to Risk of Readmission or Death Following Hospitalization, Penn Study Finds
Nursing home care quality does not impact the likelihood of patients being readmitted to the hospital or dying within 30 days of discharge from hospital to nursing home, according to a new analysis of Medicare data and nursing home performance measures by Penn Medicine researchers. Their findings are published this week in JAMA. Read the [...]
The federal government on Monday announced substantial changes to the government’s five-star rating program for nursing homes, a widely used consumer tool that has been criticized for its reliance on self-reported, unverified data. The five-star rating system has become the gold standard for evaluating the nation’s more than 15,000 nursing homes since it was put [...]
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