CMS Needs Milestones and Timelines to Ensure Goals for the Five-Star Quality Rating System are Met
March 1, 2012
This report provides an outline of the development and implementation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Nursing Home Compare tool. The tool ranks nursing homes on a five-star scale, among other features. The report recommends that the ratings should be improved and updated with new data. It establishes a timeline for CMS to help with the process of improving the star rating system.