Five-Star Changes Could Rock Your Ratings

By Caralyn Davis, Staff Writer - March 12, 2019

Effective April 24, 2019, directors of nursing services (DNSs) should expect to see some upheaval in their star ratings due to a series of changes that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is making to the Five-Star Quality Rating System on Nursing Home Compare. These changes will impact all three Five-Star domains: the Health Inspection domain, the Staffing domain, and the Quality Measures (QM) domain.