Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Nursing Home Ratings

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a Website ranking nearly 16,000 nursing homes. Reuters Health reported that this is the first-ever federally-managed Website that ranks nursing home facilities for quality.

Nursing Home Compare

CMS: "In this first round of quality ratings about 12 percent of the nation's nursing homes received a full five-star rating while 22 percent scored at the low end with one star. The remaining 66 percent of facilities were distributed fairly evenly among the two, three and four star rankings."

The CMS oversees the Medicare and Medicaid insurance programs. The nursing homes rated by CMS participate in the public insurance system.

Government Web site Rates Nursing Homes

22 percent of nursing homes get poor rating

Quality Rating Stars are Posted on Nursing Home Compare Website by CMS

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is valuable information. So many people are faced with the prospect of going into a nursing home and need any tool they can get to help them avoid the really bad ones.