Key points with the new CMS Five-Star ratings this week!

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The updated July 2020 Five-Star Ratings were posted on CASPER this week. These will be posted for public viewing on Nursing Home Compare (NHC) on or around July 29, 2020. On June 25th, CMS released memorandum QSO 20-34-NH describing the updates to the staffing and quality measures. We have been fielding a multitude of questions...

Five Star and PBJ

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Five Star Staffing Rating: The Transition to PBJ Last week, CMS sent out a memorandum to State Survey Directors providing much anticipated information on the transition to Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Staffing Measures on the Nursing Home Compare Five Star Rating. Facilities have been submitting staffing data electronically through PBJ since July 2016 and many have anxiously...