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The Five Star Preview Reports will be available on February 20th. To access these reports, select the CASPER Reporting link located on the CMS QIES Systems for Providers page. Once in the CASPER Reporting system, select the 'Folders' button and access the Five Star Report in your 'st LTC facid' folder, where st is the 2-character postal code of the state in which your facility is located and facid is the state-assigned Facility ID of your facility.
Nursing Home Compare will update with January's Five Star data on February 28, 2017.
The regulation text is effective November 28, 2016; the Interpretive Guidance has not been updated. Interpretive guidance will be revised at a later date. The current F-Tags have been revised to include the requirements and regulation text as is presented in the final rule.
CMS created the Five-Star (5 Star) Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily. The Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical Users' Guide provides in-depth descriptions of the ratings and the methods used to calculate them. Updated January 2017.
Recommendations for Providers and Suppliers for Cyber Security: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is reminding providers and suppliers to keep current with best practices regarding mitigation of cyber security attacks. We have outlined resources to assist facilities in their reviews of their cyber security and IT programs.
The field of long-term care is rapidly and constantly changing, and with it, the role of the director of nursing services (DNS).
This is truer than ever with the recent implementation of the Final Rule (also known as the Mega-Rule), which updated the long-term care facility Conditions of Participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
That is why it’s imperative that DNSs continue to equip themselves with the tools, resources, and education that will help them best adjust to these changes—and lead their staff in adjusting to them as well.
(1) Use of the Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101A, Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety, 2013 Edition by Health Care Occupancies and Board and Care Occupancies and (2) Clarification of Automatic Fire Sprinkler System Installation Requirements in Attic Spaces in Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities.
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