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CMS Use of Data on Nursing Home Staffing: Progress and Opportunities to Do More

Report Data Collection & Quality
March 9, 2021

In April 2018, CMS began updating staffing information on Nursing Home Compare, which was a public website, with a new source for staffing data. In December 2020, CMS moved these data to a new website, called Care Compare. This report examines the extent to which this data is complete, accurate, and useful.

Key Takeaways

CMS has taken important steps to build a new source for data on nursing home staffing.
These staffing data are important for informing consumers and improving nursing home oversight.
CMS has opportunities to better use nursing homes staffing data, including by reporting turnover and retention.

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